TORONTO — On July 20, Tim Hortons customers across Canada raised a record $150,000 for Special Olympics athletes on Global Day of Inclusion by purchasing a limited-edition doughnut, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to Special Olympics.
Global Day of Inclusion raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics Canada, so it can continue to empower Canadians with an intellectual disability to reach their potential through daily sport programs.
This year’s doughnut — a cruller sliced in half, filled with whipped topping and decorated with vanilla fondant and red sprinkles — was created by 26-year-old Special Olympics Ontario athlete, Tori Ranson.
“We want to thank our guests and restaurant owners who came out in record numbers to support Global Day of Inclusion this year,” says Alex Macedo, president, Tim Hortons. “We were able to raise a record amount for Special Olympics across Canada so they can continue their mission to empower children, youth and adults through the power of sport.”