Funds to support the ongoing partnership, organization’s global “Play
INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Finish Line Youth Foundation raised more than $877,000 during its
annual Holiday Drive for Special Olympics in Finish Line stores across
the U.S. and online at finishline.com.
This year’s Holiday Drive theme, “Play Unified,” supported Special
Olympics’ global movement that unites people with and without
intellectual disabilities on the same team.
“Special Olympics has been our primary partner for nearly five years as
we have focused our support on fitness and sustaining healthy
lifestyles. Donations from our generous customers during the Holiday
Drive will promote the inclusion of athletes everywhere,” said Marty
Posch, president of the Finish Line Youth Foundation.
During the drive, Finish Line held Play Unified events with athletes
participating in sports from bocce to basketball to volleyball. “The
passion our employees show for this organization and the athletes is a
testament to the success of this partnership,” added Posch.
Twenty-three Finish Line stores nationwide also held #OneSolePurpose
shopping sprees for Special Olympics athletes, equipping them with the
latest and greatest footwear and apparel. For more information, check
out a recap of these events on the Finish Line blog.
About The Finish Line Youth Foundation
The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the
lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live,
work and play. The Youth Foundation funds non-profit organizations that
provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth
athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially
programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. For more
information about the Youth Foundation, please visit www.flyf.org
and watch the “Kids
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as well as on Instagram at Instagram.com/FinishLineYF
and “like” the Youth Foundation on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineYouthFoundation.
The Finish Line Youth Foundation
Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577