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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Eat At SUBWAY® Restaurants And Support The Special Olympics

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and SUBWAY® blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

     Special Olympics is an awesome foundation that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. I love that they care about these children and adults and that they give them opportunities to participate in sports. So when SUBWAY®  Restaurants and Social Moms invited me to participate in the “You Share. We Share.” Campaign, I was excited to help them get the word out about this campaign that supports different charities.

   From now through August 31st, SUBWAY® Restaurants, located in USA & Canada  are partnering with local charities to give back to the local community. More than 7,800 SUBWAY® Restaurants across the US and Canada are participating in the “You Share. We Share” campaign.When you eat at SUBWAY® Restaurants in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas on the weekends this summer, a percentage of sales up to $25,000 will go to Special Olympics New Mexico. Learn more about this program Here

    Special Olympics is a program that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Here is an overview and the Special Olympic program:

    In New Mexico, Special Olympics serves over 3,100 athletes, offering training and competition in 13 sports. They offer training and competition in the following sports: Aquatics, Athletics (track & field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Equestrian, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Poly Hockey, Soccer, Unified Softball, and Unified Volleyball. The athletes engage in an extensive training for at least 8 weeks. In these programs they learn sport and fitness skills. They also learn rules and strategies from coaches, officials, and games management team members. This high quality training gets the athletes ready for their Olympic competitions. These competitions are also patterned after the Olympic Games with opening ceremonies and other similar events.

    Special Olympics also has a cool Unified Sports program that initiative brings together Special Olympics athletes and individuals without intellectual disabilities who are of similar age and ability to train and compete on the same team. This program was introduced in the mid-1980’s and is a concept of combining athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without to promote equality and inclusion. Unified Sports enables athletes to learn new sports, develop higher-level sports skills, and experience meaningful inclusion as each athlete is ensured of playing a valued role on the team.

  The Healthy Athletes initiative is another program that is offered though the Special Olympics. This program is designed to help the athletes train and compete better through visits from health care providers . These New Mexico health care professionals offer vision, dental and hearing screenings. The athletes also have access to nutritional counseling, physical therapy and training advice. The wonderful thing is these services are provided pro bono to the athletes at state competitions.

The Special Olympics New Mexico Healthy Athletes Initiative includes these disciplines:

Fit Feet
Healthy Hearing
Opening Eyes®
Special Smiles®
Health Promotion 

Check out a profile of an athlete:

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Name: Kiersten Keller

Team: Special Olympics Manzano

Sports:  Bowling, Track and Field, Poly Hockey
Highlights: Kiersten was honored as the January 31st French Athlete of the Game at the Lobo Men’s Basketball Game!

   You have many choices to choose from when hunger strikes, make a wise choice and go support the Special Olympics, go eat a delicious sandwich at a locally owned and operated SUBWAY® Restaurants franchise. Check out Special Olympics and SUBWAY® on these many different social media links.

                                 Find your local restaurant here 

                       SUBWAY® on Facebook

                                   Special Olympics NM on Facebook

                                   Follow Special Olympics NM on Twitter

                                    View Special Olympics on Youtube


  1. I didn't know that Subway supports Special Olympics. This is such a great organization to support.

  2. This is such a great concept. I'm glad to know that when I purchase from Subway I'm helping out such a great organization. Thank you for telling us about it.

  3. welcome back!! I didn't know this info about subway. Good to know :) xo

  4. That's so cool, what a great way to support this organization. I love that they offer all those health service for the athletes.

  5. I'll make sure to eat at Subway instead of my usual sandwich shop, in support of this. Thanks for sharing about a great cause.

  6. That's a great program! Ours is helping to clean up the Mississippi River!

  7. I had no idea that Subway supported Special Olympics. Thanks for sharing since we do eat there.

  8. That is such a great organization to back up!! I love that Subway is getting a positive step forward after all of the bad publicity due to their past spokesmen!! I'll definitely be visiting more often!


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