Special Olympics Wisconsin has many facets that drive our success and, ultimately, allow us to serve more than 10,000 athletes statewide. One key facet is partnerships. Day-in and day-out, we are amazed by the corporations we work with and their tremendous support to our mission. One of our partners, Walgreens, has shown nothing short of that.
Our partnership with Walgreens was established three years ago. Over this short time, Walgreens employees have formed Polar Plunge teams, volunteered at countless events and have raised nearly $90,000 through icon sales at their stores.
This year, we are excited to announce that icon sales will be taking place in 234 stores statewide from June 1 to June 18. Each store has been challenged to sell 552 icons. By doing so, they will support one athlete for one year. We ask that you stop-in to your local Walgreens store, June 1-18, and purchase an icon to support our 10,425 athletes across the state. While you’re there, remember to thank employees for their efforts and let them know that with one small ask to customers to purchase an icon, they are making a large and everlasting impact on the lives of our athletes.
Thank you for your support of this campaign and thank you, Walgreens, for your continued support of our mission!