For the 6th year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefiting Special Olympics. The fundraiser will take place from November 15 until December 31, 2017. Over 560 Finish Line stores across the United States are participating!
Like before, customers will be asked to make donations at check-out to help benefit Special Olympics. In addition to in-store donations, you will also be able to make online donations and round up on your online purchases.
Click here to shop online or make a donation, or you can visit a store in your area! Find a location near you in Alexandria, Gretna, Kenner, Lake Charles, Metairie, New Orleans, and two stores in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.
Keifer Ackley is the president of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity at McNeese State University. Ackley helped organize their “Monster Mash” Halloween dance that had 150 current students at McNeese and over 50 Special Olympics Louisiana-Southwest Area athletes in attendance.
During the dance, it was announced that Ackley had been granted the 2017 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Louisiana Chapter) Scholarship Award for his efforts with Special Olympics Louisiana at McNeese. Also, in April, he worked with his fraternity to start an on-campus basketball tournament called “PIKE Slamma Jamma” that was able to raise $4,500 for SOLA.
Ackley says, “We tend to become selfish in college as we become more independent and stressed. Events like these are important for students to learn how to unify, love, and encourage others. It’s truly remarkable to see how many lives are impacted.”
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED PHASE 1 OF THE VOYA FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN.
Phase 2 will be November 13-19. During that time, Voya will be donating $1 for every original post, like, share or comment with the hashtag #InvestInSomethingSpecial, up to $520,000 ($10,000 per participating Program).
Here’s how you can help:
Voya has been collecting stories from the Special Olympics community that answer the question “what are your goals beyond sports”. From Nov 13-19, Voya will start posting these stories to launch the #InvestInSomethingSpecial campaign.
1) Share Voya’s posts about the campaign: Go to Voya’s (@Voya), Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) or SONA’s social channels to find the #InvestInSomethingSpecial content and share them with your community, encouraging your audiences to engage by liking, commenting and sharing! Voya’s post will include all the information about the campaign, including that Voya will be donating $1 for every like, share or comment!
2) Like and comment on posts with #InvestInSomethingSpecial: Look up the hashtag and like or comment on the stories people are posting!
3) Post your own story: Voya wants the Special Olympics community to post stories during the campaign. It could be as simple as “Beyond sport, Special Olympics [chapter] is working to inspire our athletes to become leaders of their communities! #InvestInSomething Special” (make sure to include the hashtag!)