MINNESOTA AND EAU CLAIRE COUSINS SUBS® RESTAURANTS DONATE OVER $3,700 TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS
-Support of Special Olympics’ Polar Plunges supports mission to “Make it A Better Day”-
MINNEAPOLIS (April 15, 2013) –Cousins Subs® restaurants in the Minneapolis area, Rochester, Minn., and Eau Claire, Wis. recently participated in three Polar Plunges benefiting Special Olympics. The Cousins Subs restaurants donated over $3,700 to the organization through raised funds and donations.
In addition, Cousins Subs employees and supporters jumped into freezing cold waters to support Special Olympics, joining in the fun of “freezin’ for a reason” in Eau Claire and Rochester.
“The mission of the Special Olympics fits perfectly with our overall mission to ‘Make It A Better Day,’” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing, Cousins Subs. “We recognize the inherent benefits that are provided by encouraging and instructing people with intellectual and physical disabilities.”
Through food donations, pledges raised by employee teams, and in-store donations, Cousins Subs was able to provide meals and a large monetary donation to the Special Olympics. The three Polar Plunges supported took place in Rochester, Min., Minneapolis, Min., and Eau Claire, Wis. during the months of February and March.
The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide 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. For more information, please visit www.specialolympics.org.
Cousins Subs® and its franchisees operate more than 140 sub sandwich shops in six states, with bold expansion plans. The first Cousins Subs was established in Milwaukee in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin. Their dream was to bring East Coast-style sub sandwiches to Milwaukee – with their own handcrafted touch. They started with their bread, developing a secret recipe with the perfect taste and crunch. That bread is the cornerstone of the Cousins Subs slogan, “Better Bread. Better Subs. Better Day.” The original recipe is still closely followed at every Cousins Subs store, where each sandwich is made to order using freshly sliced deli meats, cheeses, and vegetables – and the bread is baked fresh each day. Forty-one years later and still family owned, Cousins Subs employees and franchisees are driven by their mission to “Make it a Better Day” in all they do. In 2013, the brand proudly announced the establishment of the Make it Better Foundation, dedicated to funding causes that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education in the communities that Cousins Subs serves. For more information, visit www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook and Twitter.