Every year, Special Olympics showcases the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities to promote acceptance and inclusion through sport.
The 2019 Special Olympics World Games, set for March 14 – 21 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will host more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries in 24 summer sports. The World Games take place every two years and feature more than a week of grueling, yet inspiring, competition among thousands of athletes.
Publix’s commitment to support organizations like Special Olympics will take center stage with our Special Olympics campaign that runs through Jan. 13. Customers and associates have the option to add a $1, $5 or $10 donation to their purchase at the register.
Last year, our associates and customers donated more than $5.9 million to support athletes at the local level within our operating area. Among our associates, we have both athletes and volunteers who devote their time and efforts to the success of this program.