Local restaurants host fundraiser for Special Olympics SC | Community Spirit
This month, nine participating* CiCi’s Pizza locations across South Carolina will raise money for Special Olympics South Carolina. From Monday, July 16 through Monday Aug. 13, these South Carolina CiCi’s restaurants will give guests the opportunity to purchase and personalize “Buy a Smile, Be a Fan” Special Olympics paper logos for $1. The logos will be displayed in the restaurants and all proceeds from the logo sales will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina’s state programs.
The fundraiser will conclude on Aug. 13 with a “Dough Raisers” event, a one-day challenge for CiCi’s guests to purchase enough “Buy a Smile, Be a Fan” Special Olympics paper logos to cover an entire law enforcement vehicle. In addition to the logo proceeds, CiCi’s will donate 10 percent of that day’s sales to Special Olympics South Carolina.
“At CiCi’s we care about our communities and all the families that make them great,” said CiCi’s Field Marketing Manager Lauren Albright. “Special Olympics South Carolina does so much for our neighbors and we’re honored to engage our restaurant teams and guests to give back to such a worthy cause.”
Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This training gives participants the opportunity to develop physically and emotionally while experiencing joy and sharing gifts, skills and friendships.
“Special Olympics allows people with intellectual disabilities to be part of a larger community of athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters,” said President and CEO of Special Olympics South Carolina Barry Coats. “Partnerships with organizations like CiCi’s Pizza allow us to boost our fundraising efforts and help more individuals and families in South Carolina.”
CiCi’s will partner with other state Special Olympics chapters in the South Atlantic, including Georgia, North Carolina and Florida on this fundraising event. For locations nearest you, visit http://cicispizza.com/enjoy-cicis/locations.
*Participating CiCi’s Pizza restaurants are in Columbia, Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Florence and Myrtle Beach.