Special Olympics is FULL of Thanks for The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundationhas generously gifted Special Olympics Virginia with a $10,000 grant as part of its annual Giving Tuesday grant award. The grant will support the program’s return to play efforts and fitness initiatives this winter and into 2022.

"As we return our Special Olympics athletes to a safe and healthy playing field, we are proud to do so with The Rite Aid Foundation on our team,” said Rick Jeffrey, President of Special Olympics Virginia. “Rite Aid has a personal interest in the health and wellness of our Special Olympics athletes and wants them to lead a healthier, happier life. Whether on the playing field or in the gym, Rite Aid is helping our athletes get healthier and fitter with a chance to get better and win.”

Special Olympics Virginia is one of nearly 500 partner charities across the country receiving a grant from The Rite Aid Foundation. The grants are funded through Rite Aid’s KidCents customer round-up program. The Foundation donated a total of $4.8 million on Giving Tuesday this year.

“Special Olympics Virginia shares The Rite Aid Foundation’s caring commitment to creating healthier and more equitable neighborhoods,” said Matthew DeCamara, executive director of The Rite Aid Foundation, a public charity established by Rite Aid in 2001. “All of our Giving Tuesday grant recipients address the profound realities of racial inequities and health disparities through their own ways and strategies – and have done it during an unprecedented public-health crisis that has significantly interrupted normal programming, fundraising events and daily operations. We’re grateful to support their important work and uplift our neighborhoods together.”

Learn how your organization get get involved in supporting Special Olympics Virginia athletes.