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Special Olympics Canada Celebrates 100 Days Away to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games by Announcing Tim Hortons as Proud Sponsor

April 16, 2015 officially marked 100 days until the start of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, California. Special Olympics Canada is excited to celebrate the 100 day mark by announcing Tim Hortons as a proud sponsor of Special Olympics Team Canada as they embark on their World Games experience.

With the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games taking place from July 25 to August 2, 2015, and as the anticipation and excitement grows, Special Olympics Canada and Tim Hortons are thrilled to announce their partnership. The iconic Canadian brand, taking on the role of uniform sponsor for Special Olympics Team Canada, will carry on the tradition of ensuring that Team Canada remains one of the most recognizable, unique and stylish delegations participating at the World Games.

“Special Olympics Canada is honoured that Tim Hortons has agreed to be a Special Olympics Team Canada partner,” said Sharon Bollenbach, CEO of Special Olympics Canada. “Like Special Olympics and the 115 athletes who make-up Team Canada from across the country, Tim Hortons is deeply rooted in the fabric of Canadian communities. With the support of partners like Tim Hortons, Team Canada will further demonstrate that individuals with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed when given the chance”.

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be the largest sporting and humanitarian event in 2015, and the largest event held in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The Circle of Acceptance and Inclusion incorporated into the 2015 Games logo celebrates the spirit of these Games, combining the colours of 177 countries competing at the Games and embracing the courage, determination and joy of Special Olympics athletes. Join Special Olympics Canada in spreading the message of acceptance and inclusion in officially celebrating the 100 day countdown to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

“Joining with such a distinctly Canadian brand brings a piece of Canadiana to Team Canada and the world, helping to further inspire our athletes to achieve their full potential.” said Mark Tewksbury, Honorary Coach for Team Canada. “It will be an immense source of pride to see our athletes wearing Canadian uniforms in Los Angeles as Team Canada competes on the World Stage.”

“On behalf of Tim Hortons, we are very proud to partner with Special Olympics Canada as they prepare to compete on an international level at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games,” says David Clanachan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons Canada.  “Since we first opened our doors in 1964, Tim Hortons has maintained a tradition of giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play, and we are honoured to extend that support to these very special world class athletes.”