Safeway campaign supports Special Olympic athletes

From March 7 to 21, customers can donate to the campaign

Local Special Olympians and there families gather at Safeway in Abbotsford to launch a fundraising campaign to support athletes.

Local Special Olympians and there families gather at Safeway in Abbotsford to launch a fundraising campaign to support athletes.

On Saturday at 2 p.m., local athletes including Jamie Robinson, an Abbotsford athlete who medalled in swimming in the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, joined Safeway staff for a fun opportunity to help kick off a campaign to raise funds and awareness for people with intellectual disabilities.

From March 7 to 21, Special Olympics Canada is partnering with Safeway stores in Western Canada with the hope of bringing greater awareness about Special Olympics and generating financial support for our programs.

Safeway’s annual campaign provides significant support for Special Olympics athletes and programs all over the province. Last year the Abbotsford Safeway store alone raised $2,072 for Special Olympics, and $419,595 was raised for Special Olympics across Western Canada.

From March 7 to 21, Safeway customers are invited to donate $2 to the campaign and in return they will receive five AirMiles Reward Miles. One hundred per cent of all funds raised go directly to support our programs and help local families.

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