Finish Line and Special Olympics Announce Multi-Year Partnership
About The Finish Line, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Based in Indianapolis, Finish Line has more than 635 stores in malls across the United States, employing more than 11,000 associates who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style. Online shopping is available at www.finishline.com and mobile shopping is available at m.finishline.com. Follow Finish Line on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLine and "like" Finish Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineUSA.
The company also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the Running Specialty Group, which has 19 specialty running shops in seven states, and the District of Columbia under The Running Company banner. More information is available at www.therunningcompany.net.
About The Finish Line Youth Foundation
Finish Line Youth Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, provides financial support for community-based youth athletic programs and camps for disadvantaged and special needs children across the United States. Since its inception in 1998, the Finish Line Youth Foundation — the philanthropic outlet for Finish Line — has helped build a legacy for all Finish Line employees and makes a difference for young people in the communities it serves. Throughout the past 14 years, the Finish Line Youth Foundation has granted more than $4.5 million to nonprofit organizations that support its mission.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 4 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities all over the world, from community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood's backyard to World Games. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics continues to grow thanks in part to the support of global corporate sponsors including The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, Hilton Worldwide, Mattel and Lions Club International.