On July 21, as part of the Global Day of Inclusion celebration, Tim Hortons will offer a special donut for $1.59 plus tax with all proceeds going to Special Olympics programs across Canada.
Participating restaurants will feature the donut created by Special Olympics athlete Savannah Lussier, a 14-year-old from Alberta. Working closely with Tim Hortons, she created the donut using her favourite flavours: a delicious honey cruller dipped in chocolate fondant, topped with red and white sprinkles – which are the colours of Special Olympics.
“Sports has let me meet so many of my friends and I was so excited to make this donut to celebrate,” says Lussier. “Making the donut was so much fun and I can’t wait to see people enjoying it together with their friends and families.”
Tim Hortons has been a partner of Special Olympics Canada since 2016, as the lead corporate sponsor of the Active Start program (2 to 6-year-olds) and FUNdamentals program (6 to 12-year-olds). Through those programs, Tim Hortons hopes to share a unified message of #ChooseToInclude with the more than 45,000 athletes with an intellectual disability currently participating in Special Olympics across the country.
“Tim Hortons is proud of the role we’ve played in Canadian communities for over 50 years and is thrilled to work with Special Olympics Canada, an organization that shares our value of inclusion,” says Sami Siddiqui, Tim Hortons Canada president. “Together we hope to inspire our guests to see the power of inclusion through sport and create communities where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability.”
“In addition to their ongoing support for our young athlete sport programs, Tim Hortons is helping us lead the way on Global Day of Inclusion, celebrating our collective passion for the power of sport to create inclusive communities,” said Sharon Bollenbach, Special Olympics Canada CEO. “We challenge all Canadians to demonstrate their passion for inclusion by visiting their local Tim Hortons on July 21 and purchasing a Special Olympics donut.”
Share your support on social media with hashtags #ChooseToInclude and #ChallengeAcceptedSOC, tagging @SpecialOCanada and @TimHortons. You can do this as a solo challenge for the chance to win a $50 TimCard or with your sports team to be entered for a chance to win a $100 TimCard.
Photo: Savannah Lussier, 14, with her Special Olympics Donut.