August 10, 2012
CiCi’s Pizza will cap off its month-long fundraising initiative for Special Olympics Florida on Monday, Aug. 13 with “Dough Raisers” events at participating locations across the state. On this day, CiCi’s guests will be challenged to purchase enough “Buy a Smile, Be a Fan” Special Olympics paper logos to cover an entire law enforcement vehicle. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the $1 logos will go to Special Olympics Florida.
The partnership with Special Olympics began on July 16. Since then, CiCi’s guests have had the opportunity to purchase and personalize the logos, which have been on display in restaurants throughout the state.
“It has been incredibly rewarding to partner with Special Olympics Florida to give back to our communities and the families that make them great,” said CiCi’s Field Marketing Manager Lauren Albright. “We encourage our neighbors to head into their local CiCi’s restaurant on Aug. 13 to help raise money for such a great cause.”
In addition to the logo proceeds, CiCi’s will donate 10 percent of the “Dough Raisers” event day’s sales to Special Olympics Florida.
“Special Olympics allows people with intellectual disabilities to be part of a larger community of athletes, coaches, volunteers and supporters,” said President and CEO of Special Olympics Florida Monty Castevens. “Partnerships with companies like CiCi’s Pizza allow us to boost our fundraising efforts and help more individuals and families in Florida.”
CiCi’s also partnered with other statewide Special Olympics chapters in the South Atlantic region, including North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia on this fundraising event. For locations nearest you, visit http://cicispizza.com/enjoy-cicis/locations.
*Participating CiCi’s Pizza restaurants are in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Zephyrhills, Temple Terrace, Kissimmee and Port Charlotte.
About CiCi’s Pizza
Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985, and is one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza chains. The family-oriented restaurant, known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, has about 550 restaurants in 34 states and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. CiCi’s was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® and by Entrepreneur, which named CiCi’s first in its category on the Franchise 500 list. Nation’s Restaurant News ranked CiCi’s No. 1 in sales and unit growth among pizza chains for the past four years. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.
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About Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities. To learn more, visit, www.specialolympicsflorida.org.