TORONTO — Tim Hortons is introducing its Special Olympics Doughnut at participating restaurants across Canada from Feb. 3 to Feb. 5 to support Special Olympics Canada and help athletes with an intellectual disability access more opportunities to reach their full potential in sport and in life.
The doughnut is a chocolate cake ring with white fondant, coloured sprinkles and whipped topping. The multi-coloured design was inspired by the themes of diversity and inclusion.
“Both Tim Hortons and Special Olympics Canada share core values of supporting diversity and inclusion and believe in the power of sport to help individuals reach their full potential,” says Hope Bagozzi, Chief Marketing Officer for Tim Hortons. “We’re proud of our long-standing partnership with Special Olympics Canada to help bring awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics athletes across Canada.”
“We are so grateful to have Tim Hortons support our daily community sport programming that enriches the lives of thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability,” says Sharon Bollenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Special Olympics Canada.”
Tim Hortons also supports Special Olympics Canada through its FUNdamentals and Active Start youth programs, designed to help children with intellectual disabilities develop basic motor and sport skills through fun and positive movement experiences. The programs provide opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, enhance skills and create friendships.