CICI’S PIZZA TEAMS UP WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH CAROLINA
Local restaurants will donate 10% of sales during Dough Rasiers day
The four-week fundraiser that started Monday, July 16 will conclude on Monday, Aug. 13 with a “Dough Raisers” event where 10% of net sales in the store will be donated to Special Olympics North Carolina through the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics athletes. CiCi’s guests will alos be issued a one-day challenge to purchase enough “Buy a Smile, Be a Fan” Special Olympics paper icons to cover an entire law enforcement vehicle. CiCi’s locations have been selling the “Buy a Smile, Be a Fan” icons since July 16. To find the CiCi’s location closest to you, visit Cicispizza.com.
“At CiCi’s we care about our communities and all the families that make them great,” said CiCi’s Field Marketing Manager Lauren Albright. “Special Olympics North Carolina does so much for our neighbors and we’re honored to engage our restaurant teams and guests to give back to such a worthy cause.”
Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This training gives participants the opportunity to develop physically and emotionally while experiencing joy and participating in sharing gifts, skills and friendships.
“Special Olympics allows people with intellectual disabilities to be part of a larger community of athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters,” said President and CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina Keith L. Fishburne. “Partnerships with organizations like CiCi’s Pizza allow us to boost our fundraising efforts and help bring the joy of sports to more individuals in North Carolina.”
This CiCi’s promotion has also take place with other Special Olympics chapters in the South Atlantic, including Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. For the CiCi’s Pizza locations nearest you, visit http://cicispizza.com/enjoy-cicis/locations.
About CiCi’s Pizza
Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas in 1985, and is now one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza chains. The family-oriented restaurant, known for its pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, has about 550 restaurants in 34 states and has garnered notable recognition. G.I. Jobs named CiCi’s a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise®. In 2011, Zagat recognized CiCi’s on its list of most child-friendly fast-food chains, and Entrepreneur named CiCi’s first in its category on the Franchise 500 list. CiCi’s has also been named to Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 list and Parents’ list of top family-friendly restaurants. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.
About NC Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international fundraising event for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 3.5 million children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. More than 38,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in North Carolina, making it one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Department of Justice and the NC Department of Public Safety.