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Fueling Athletes, Empowering Dreams

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Sobeys wants to raise more than $1 million for Special Olympics athletes. Are you up for the challenge?

From June 2-16, you can add “support Canadians with an intellectual disability” to your grocery list. Sobeys banner stores in nine provinces are holding an in-store fundraising campaign to support Special Olympics athletes across Canada. To participate, all you have to do is say “YES” to donating $2 at the check out.

Together, we can make this the most successful campaign to date, providing critical funds to support Special Olympics programs in communities across Canada, helping to feed Special Olympics athletes’ appetite for participation.

You can help Special Olympics Ontario athletes fuel their best by making this $2 donation at the following locations:

•    Sobeys
•    Safeway
•    Foodland

We encourage you to invite at least five friends and family to join you by sending them a personal message. Here is a sample message that you can share with them to encourage their participation:

Please mark June 2-16 in your calendar and join me in visiting your local Sobeys, Safeway or Foodland to make a $2 donation in support of Special Olympics athletes.

I am so proud to be a (athlete/coach/volunteer/supporter/parent/fan of a Special Olympics athlete) and to be part of such an inclusive and inspiring organization. 100% of donations will support Special Olympics programs in communities across Canada. As Special Olympics athletes get back on the field, funds raised are more critical then ever – so please join me in taking this small but impactful action of donating $2 at checkout. Your support means so much to me, and Special Olympics families in (name of community). Together, we are creating a more inclusive Canada!  

Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to help get the word out by further sharing within your own networks.

How to get involved:

EAT LIKE A CHAMPION PHOTO CHALLENGE

HOW TO ENTER

From June 2 to 16, visit your local Sobeys and thank store managers and employees for their support. Take a picture of yourself at the store with staff and send it to us using the link below, and be sure to share on social media and tag Special Olympics Ontario (@SOOntario on Twitter, @specialolympicsontario on Facebook and Instagram). You can even print off your own Special Olympics flags and ribbons to take with you to your local store to show your pride and thank employees for their support!

Click here to download and print your own Special Olympics flag.
Click here to download and print your own Special Olympics ribbons.

PRIZES

Athletes and volunteers who submit their photo below will have the chance to win!

Limited Edition Sobeys X Special Olympics Ontario T-Shirt
The first 100 submissions each week will win a limited edition Sobeys X Special Olympics Ontario t-shirt!

1 of 14 $100 Sobeys Gift Cards
One lucky winner will be drawn each day! If you submit your photo on the first day of the campaign, you will have the chance to win EACH DAY of the campaign!

5 Grand Prizes - Pair of Toronto Blue Jays Tickets*
At the end of the campaign, each submission will be entered into a grand prize draw. Five (5) names will be drawn, and will each win a pair (2) of Toronto Blue Jays Tickets to a regular season home game on the date of your choice (*or cash equivalent).

The photo challenge has now closed. Thank you for entering!

SOCIAL MEDIA

SAMPLE CAPTIONS

Feel free to use any of the captions below when sharing your photos on social media to help spread the word about the campaign. You are also welcome to use any of the graphics below to share on social media!

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Facebook
From June 2-16, visit your local @Sobeys, @SafewayCanada or @OntarioFoodland to make a $2 donation at check-out to provide an opportunity for athletes with an intellectual disability to participate in sport, make friends, learn skills and stay healthy. Together, we can feed @SpecialOlympicsOntario athletes’ appetite for participation and create more inclusive communities across Canada.

Twitter #1
From June 2-16, visit your local @Sobeys, @SafewayCanada or Foodland to donate $2 and give @SOOntario athletes with an intellectual disability the opportunity to make friends, learn skills & stay healthy.

Twitter #2
From June 2-16, visit your local @Sobeys, @SafewayCanada or Foodland to donate $2 at check-out. Your donation will feed a @SOOntario athlete’s appetite for participation and create more inclusive communities across Canada.

Instagram
From June 2-16, visit your local @Sobeys, @SafewayCanada or Foodland to make a $2 donation at check-out to provide an opportunity for athletes with an intellectual disability to participate in sport, make friends, learn skills and stay healthy. Together, we can feed @SpecialOlympicsOntario athletes’ appetite for participation and create more inclusive communities across Canada.

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Scan the QR Code above to uncover an Instagram filter - use it, and you'll be able to virtually wear a Special Olympics Canada medal and be a Champion of Inclusion! Share your photos with the filter with us on social media!