Special Olympics Canada has once again teamed up with Tim Hortons to introduce the exclusive Special Olympics Donut.

All proceeds from local donut sales will go directly to support Special Olympics Alberta Bow Valley in Cochrane, Canmore, and the Bow Valley.

This initiative aims to bolster numerous athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout Canada.

Lynda Jesse, local community coordinator with Special Olympics Alberta Bow Valley says the money will help them to wave registration fees among other things. 

"We provide uniforms and competition fees for bowling tournaments or races that our athletes want to do. It really just helps all around, it helps with coach training also." 

Jesse says "100% of the proceeds will help athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in Special Olympics daily community sport programs."

Their local athletes are gearing up for nationals right now and will be training on Saturday but Jesse says she's sure they'll pop by to grab some donuts after their session. 

"We're going to encourage all of our athletes in our skiing and bowling programs to head out to all and any Tim Hortons that they can and buy a donut."  

The specially designed donut, which was designed by a Special Olympics athlete will be available from Feb. 2-4. 

You're encouraged to take a photo of you with your donut share it on social media with #ChooseToInclude

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