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The Finish Line Youth Foundation Donates $877,000 to Special Olympics

Funds to support the ongoing partnership, organization’s global “Play Unified” movement

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 15, 2016-- The Finish Line Youth Foundation raised more than $877,000 during its annual Holiday Drive for Special Olympics in Finish Line stores across the U.S. and online at

This year’s Holiday Drive theme, “Play Unified,” supported Special Olympics’ global movement that unites people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.

“Special Olympics has been our primary partner for nearly five years as we have focused our support on fitness and sustaining healthy lifestyles. Donations from our generous customers during the Holiday Drive will promote the inclusion of athletes everywhere,” said Marty Posch, president of the Finish Line Youth Foundation.

During the drive, Finish Line held Play Unified events with athletes participating in sports from bocce to basketball to volleyball. “The passion our employees show for this organization and the athletes is a testament to the success of this partnership,” added Posch.

Twenty-three Finish Line stores nationwide also held #OneSolePurpose shopping sprees for Special Olympics athletes, equipping them with the latest and greatest footwear and apparel. For more information, check out a recap of these events on the Finish Lineblog.

About The Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of youth in the communities where employees and customers live, work and play. The Youth Foundation funds non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for kids to participate in community-based youth athletic programs and camps that emphasize active lifestyles, especially programs that serve disadvantaged and special needs kids. For more information about the Youth Foundation, please visit and watch the “Kids Are Awesome” video. Follow Finish Line Youth Foundation on Twitter at as well as on Instagram at and “like” the Youth Foundation on Facebook at

Source: The Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation
Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577
Corporate Communications