Feb. 28, 2022 – We're joining forces with 80 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations throughout Virginia for its 12th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign. During the month of March, customers can make a donation at any Jersey Mike’s restaurant to help 51 local Team Virginia athletes and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, held June 5-12, in Orlando, Fla. Athletes will compete in 19 sports including athletics, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, basketball, flag football and many more.
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 – not just profit – to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and the local state Programs attending the USA Games.
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. 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.
“We’ve been involved with Special Olympics since 1975, and it is an honor for Jersey Mike’s to be the presenting partner of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “We support the organization’s mission to foster inclusivity, and help its athletes shine on and off the field. I invite everyone to join us and celebrate our country’s Special Olympics athletes during Month of Giving.”
As we prepare Team Virginia athletes for a successful, fun and fulfilling experience at the Special Olympics USA Games in June, we are proud to do so with Jersey Mike’s on our team,” said Rick Jeffrey, president of Special Olympics Virginia. “The Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving on March 30 and the Month of Giving all throughout March will help Special Olympics programs across the country lead the charge toward an inclusive world for all, created by the power of sport. So hurry over to Jersey Mike’s for a Sub Above and help make the Games a reality for 58 of the greatest athletes in Virginia.”
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.
Throughout March, customers can make donations through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app or in-store. On Day of Giving, Jersey Mike’s restaurants will donate their resources and every single dollar that comes in – whether in-store, on-line or through the app – to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and the local state Programs attending the USA Games.