TORONTO —Tim Hortons and Special Olympics Canada have partnered for a second year to release a special, limited-edition doughnut on July 20.
“Community is at the heart of who we are as a brand at Tim Hortons,” says Alex Macedo, president of Tim Hortons. “We’re proud of the role our restaurant owners play in communities and are thrilled to be working with an organization that shares our core value of inclusion. This year is our second year working with Special Olympics Canada to support Global Day of Inclusion and we hope that together we can inspire our guests to recognize the power of inclusion through sport and continue to foster communities where everyone is welcome.”
All proceeds from the limited-edition, Special Olympics doughnut will go towards Special Olympics in Canada in the hopes of raising awareness and funds to help 47,000 Canadians with intellectual disabilities reach their potential through Special Olympics programs.
“We are so grateful to have Tim Hortons supporting our young-athlete daily support programs and making a significant contribution to helping Special Olympics Canada lead the way for Global Day of Inclusion,” says Sharon Bollenbach, CEO of Special Olympics Canada. “We are excited to see Canadians demonstrating their belief in inclusion by visiting their local Tim Hortons on July 20 and purchasing a Special Olympics doughnut.”
This year’s doughnut is a honey cruller sliced in half, filled with whipped topping and decorated with vanilla fondant and red sprinkles. The creation was conceived by 26-year-old Special Olympics athlete Tori Ranson and chosen from more than 400 submissions.
“Special Olympics has been a huge part of my life for over 12 years,” says Ranson. “I love the friendships I have found over the years through Special Olympics. I can’t wait to see people enjoying my doughnut — I used red sprinkles for Canada.”