2023 Sobeys Campaign for Special Olympics Canada June 1 to 8

The Sobeys campaign is less than a week away!

Sobeys wants to raise $1 million for Special Olympics athletes. When you donate in-store from June 1-8, your donation will be matched!* Are you up for the challenge?

Sobeys banner stores from coast to coast are holding an in-store fundraising campaign to support Special Olympics athletes across Canada - all you have to do is add "support athletes with an intellectual disability" to your grocery list. To participate, all you have to do is say “YES” to donating $2 or rounding up your bill at check out. Every $2 donated helps provide one day of funding for an athlete enrolled in a Special Olympics program.

Sobeys, a dedicated partner since 2016, helps our athletes, families and coaches eat better and feel better with nutrition guides, cooking classes and fresh, accessible food. Together, we can help support the health of individuals with an intellectual disability and create more inclusive communities across Canada.

*100% of the money raised will be donated to Special Olympics Canada with no administration fees retained by Empire Company Limited. No tax receipts will be issued for the donation made during this time. Empire Company Limited will match donations made in-store to a maximum of $500,000 from June 1-8, 2023. For more information please visit: www.specialolympics.ca


Meet Ryan Ramasamy, this years Campaign Athlete Ambassador!

Ryan Ramasamy poses with a soccer ball for the 2023 Sobeys campaign


Ryan is seven years old from Edmonton, Alberta and has been training with Special Olympics since he was five years old having started in soccer and basketball. When Ryan was born, his mom, Yan, found out about Special Olympics and was amazed by the achievements of the athletes and how they make a difference to theirs and others lice by setting examples, focusing on their goals and training hard to improve their mental and physical strength. Ryan's favourite activities include anything with a soccer ball, dancing and multi-sport warm ups. 

Our athletes challenge YOU! Together, we can support Special Olympics Alberta athletes like Ryan and create more inclusive communities across Canada. Thank you for your continued support of Special Olympics!