Special Olympics and Jersey Mike’s are joining forces for the company’s 12th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign. Throughout the month of March, customers can donate at any Jersey Mike’s restaurant in Hawaii, excluding Schofield, to help Special Olympics Hawaii Hui O Hawaii athletes compete in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is scheduled to be held June 5-12, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. Athletes will compete in 19 sports, including athletics, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, basketball, flag football, etc.
The Month of Giving campaign will culminate with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 30, when local Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and local state Programs, like Hui O Hawaii, attending the USA Games.
“We are proud to support the inspiring athletes of Hui O Hawaii and their quest to represent our state and bring home the gold,” says Tim Januszewski, Owner of Jersey Mike’s. “Jersey Mike’s is grateful to have the opportunity to raise funds to help get the team to the USA Games, and we hope the community will join us for the Day of Giving on March 30, where 100 percent of sales will benefit our Hawaii athletes.”
For the first time in the 12-year history of Month of Giving, Jersey Mike’s owners and operators nationwide will support a single cause. As a result, the company hopes to surpass last year’s record-breaking $15 million raised for charity. Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving has raised more than $47 million for local charities since it began in 2011.
Every four years, more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states unite to compete in one of the most beloved and inspiring sporting events in the US – the Special Olympics USA Games. It is all part of a global movement using sports to end discrimination and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Jersey Mike’s is the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
“We’re so excited to be involved with Jersey Mike’s for this year’s Month of Giving campaign, and it is an honor to have Jersey Mike’s to be the presenting partner of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games,” said Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii’s Director of Development. “We are so thankful for the opportunity to help our local athletes shine on and off the field. And want to invite everyone to join us and celebrate and support our Special Olympics Hawaii athletes during Month of Giving.”
About Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,000 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com).
About Special Olympics USA Games
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is scheduled for June 5-12, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Jersey Mike’s Subs is the Presenting Partner and the event is hosted by Disney. During this magical week, more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean will travel to Florida to unite in one of the country’s most cherished sporting events. The USA Games is hosted once every four years and showcases 19 Olympic-style team and individual sports and 30 events throughout the week including forums and VIP receptions. For more information, please visit www.2022USAGames.org or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsUSAGames), Instagram (instagram.com/specialolympicsusagames), and Twitter (twitter.com/2022USAGames).