Sponsor Spotlight: Sheetz

On May 28th, Special Olympics Maryland Athlete, Board member, and Athlete Leadership Council Chair Adam Hays represented his fellow athletes and Unified teammates at the grand opening celebration of Sheetz store #818 in Hagerstown. For over 30 years, Sheetz has steadfastly supported Special Olympics Maryland, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. Their partnership with Special Olympics Maryland exemplifies a shared dedication to inclusivity, community engagement, and celebrating athletic achievement.

Financial Contributions and Fundraising Efforts

Sheetz has significantly contributed to Special Olympics Maryland through direct financial donations and innovative fundraising campaigns. These efforts provide essential funding for sports training and competitions and help expand critical health and wellness programs for athletes. Their initiatives have included in-store fundraising drives where customers can contribute at checkout, special promotions, and corporate donations, bolstering the resources available for Special Olympics Maryland. With 38 stores throughout Maryland in Allegany, Cecil, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, and Montgomery Counties, Sheetz is positively impacting our 19,871 athletes and Unified teammates.

Sponsorship of Events

Sheetz’s sponsorship extends to critical events such as our state Summer and Winter Games, which are pivotal in showcasing the talents and determination of Special Olympics athletes. Their sponsorship helps cover event costs, ensuring more athletes can participate without financial barriers. Additionally, Sheetz provides valuable in-kind product donations of hydration products and healthy snacks, which enhance the overall experience for athletes and volunteers.

Community Impact

The impact of Sheetz’s support goes beyond financial contributions, as their partnership with Special Olympics Maryland helps raise awareness about the importance of inclusivity and the capabilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities. By championing this cause, Sheetz inspires others in the communities they serve to get involved and support the mission of Special Olympics Maryland.  The grand opening event exemplifies this commitment as hundreds of people heard from Adam when he shared his compelling story with the more than 150 community members gathered for the opening ceremony.  

A Commitment to Inclusivity

Sheetz’s dedication to Special Olympics Maryland is a testament to their broader commitment to fostering interactive, inclusive communities of dignity and respect. Their support ensures that individuals with intellectual disabilities can access the opportunities and resources needed to thrive in sports and life. Sheetz’s ongoing partnership with Special Olympics Maryland highlights the powerful impact that corporate social responsibility can have on local communities.

Through their generous support and active participation, Sheetz continues to make a profound difference in the lives of Special Olympics Maryland athletes, promoting a more inclusive and supportive society for all.

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