During the month of March, all donations at any Jersey Mike’s restaurant will help nearly 150 Team New Jersey athletes and the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, held June 5-12, in Orlando, Florida. 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% 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,” Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, said. “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.”
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 U.S. — 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, online or through the app — to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and the local state programs attending the USA Games.