In the words of Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, “we should be about more than just selling chicken. We should be a part of our customer’s lives and the communities in which we serve.” These words ring true for franchises across the state as Chick-Fil-A continues to be a valued partner of Special Olympics Maryland, providing year-round catering support and commitment to fundraising.
From August 21st -27th, Chick-Fil-A locations across the state partnered with local law enforcement to host Cover the Cruiser nights. We saw an outpouring of support from restaurant patrons as law enforcement officers, volunteers, and Special Olympics Maryland athletes raised over $25,000 (and still counting!) over the course of the week. This fundraiser is one of many supported by local law enforcement as part of the greater Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts that culminate annually in June at Summer Games following the month-long run throughout the state. Overall, the LETR initiative encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles. Chick-Fil-A played a critical role in the success of this effort with the whole-hearted support from management and staff showing their commitment to the communities they serve.
Thank you Chick-fil-A for your partnership in supporting the current and future athletes of Special Olympics Maryland!
This article was written by Julie Oltmann