The Jersey Mike’s restaurant at 2124 Kimberly Road, Davenport, will donate 100% of sales made on Wednesday, March 30, to help the local athletes attend the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
The Davenport location is one of 11 Jersey Mike’s stores in Iowa to help the Special Olympics on Wednesday by donating all sales.
More than 80 Team Iowa athletes are scheduled to attend the Special Olympics Games from June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida. Athletes will compete in 19 sports, including athletics, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, basketball, flag football and many more.
“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 in a news release. “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 United States – 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, this year’s presenting sponsor, has raised more than $47 million for various charities through its “Month of Giving” since the campaign began in 2011.