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Alyssa Whitaker and Kim Buie share doughnuts for two.

Sweet treat for Special Olympics fundraising

A limited edition chocolate cake doughnut with white fondant, coloured sprinkles and whipped topping  tasted good, but also helped support the Haliburton County Red Wolves with a fundraising and awareness campaign. 

Special Olympics Canada partnered with Tim Hortons to create a limited edition #ChooseToInclude doughnut, which was available from January 28 to 30.

“The need for funding to help our community prepare for the safe return to sport for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers is urgent,” said Sharon Bollenbach, CEO, Special Olympics Canada. “People with intellectual disabilities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and limited access to social and physical activities have played a major role in the challenges our community is facing.”

The doughnuts were sold for $1.69 plus tax, with 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the doughnut directly supporting Special Olympics community programs and more than 41,000 athletes with an intellectual disability across Canada. Special Olympics is a grassroots movement organizing sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities.

Some of the Haliburton County Red Wolves athletes, coaches, family and friends got a taste of the doughnut for a good cause.