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42,565 children, youth & adults

with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics programs.

1968 The year Special Olympics was founded

by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Team Canada

Champions Start at Home : Shop at JYSK Canada Store Locations until September 30 and Support local Special Olympics Programs


Today’s the day! August 29 marks the first day of this year’s JYSK campaign, Champions Start at Home! Visit your local JYSK store (www.jysk.ca/locations) to support Special Olympics programs in your community!

A partner since 2007, JYSK Canada raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Canada’s programs through the Champions Start at Home campaign, which encourages customers to make a small donation when cashing out.

“JYSK Canada customers have a chance to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in their community, simply by making a donation at the till,” said Lynne Williams, director of advertising, JYSK Canada. “We are proud of our continued partnership and association with this incredible movement of champions.”

Special Olympics provides daily sport programming to individuals with an intellectual disability of all ages, in communities across the country. Through the transformative power and joy of sport, Special Olympics contributes to social change, strengthens communities and helps create a more inclusive society.

“Special Olympics highlights our athletes’ abilities and allows them to reach their full potential,” said Lindsay Glassco, President and CEO of Special Olympics Canada. “JYSK Canada’s ongoing support allows us to provide more sport opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ages and a wide range of abilities across the country.”