Special Olympics donuts are back at Tim Hortons in Ontario


Published February 3, 2024 at 2:55 pm

Tim Hortons offers annual Special Olympics Donut from Feb. 2-4, with 100% of proceeds donated to Special Olympics Canada (CNW Group/Tim Hortons)

Sweets enthusiasts have until tomorrow to try the “Special Olympics” donut.

Tim Hortons restaurants have once again teamed up with Special Olympics Canada to support athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The limited-time-only treat is a chocolate cake ring donut covered with white fondant, coloured sprinkles and whipped topping.

According to Tim Hortons, “the multi-coloured design was inspired by the themes of diversity and inclusion that are central to the Special Olympics mission.”

Founded in 1974, the Special Olympics Canada strives to empower individuals through shaping attitudes and fostering communities. The company currently helps thousands of athletes in year-round programs across the country, spanning from young children to adults.

Until Feb. 4, at participating locations of course, Tim Hortons says the company will be donating 100% of the proceeds from each Special Olympics Donut sold to support Special Olympics Canada.

The funds raised will aim to provide athletes with more opportunities to reach their full potential in both sports and life.

This marks the fifth year of the campaign and Axel Schwan, President of Tim Hortons, expressed pride in the continued support for the initiative and the positive impact it has had on athletes’ lives.

Expressing mutual appreciation, Gail Hamamoto, Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Canada, acknowledged Tim Hortons’ support, highlighting the great strides on community sports programming and competition opportunities for over 42,000 athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games are set to take place in Calgary from Feb. 27 to March 2. The event will host more than 810 athletes who will be competing in various sports.

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