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  • The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will be held June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida, bringing together more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states to compete.

    The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will be held June 5-12 in Orlando, Florida, bringing together more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states to compete. Courtesy of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

 
Submitted by Christine van Moorsel
Updated 2/25/2022 9:32 AM

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is joining forces with 76 Jersey Mike's Subs locations throughout Illinois for its 12th annual March "Month of Giving" campaign.

During March, customers can make a donation at any Jersey Mike's restaurant to help nearly 80 local Team Illinois 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 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," said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike's founder and CEO.

"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."

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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.

For a list of participating restaurants in your area, visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog/charities.

Participating restaurants are located in Antioch, Aurora, Bannockburn, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, Deerfield, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Glenview, Gurnee, Hoffman Estates, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Lisle, McHenry, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Niles, Oakbrook Terrace, Oswego, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Round Lake Beach, Schaumburg, South Elgin, St. Charles, Vernon Hills, Waukegan and Wheaton.

For information about the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, visit www.2022USAGames.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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