SpartanNash: Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor

SpartanNash is a long standing partner of Special Olympics Michigan. Since 1985, SpartanNash has contributed $7 million to support the State Summer Games and the year-round athletic training of 19,613 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SpartanNash raised the $7 million through customer, retailer, vendor and associate donations.

In 2014, SpartanNash will be celebrating 30 years as presenting sponsor of the State Summer Games! In addition to financial support, SpartanNash supports the State Summer Games with hundreds of volunteers who are associates, retirees, friends, families, vendors and independent retailers. Many of these volunteers have become core volunteers throughout the State Summer Games. SpartanNash also provides the meals for all of the volunteers throughout the State Summer Games. Before the State Summer Games SpartanNash sells medallions in 177 corporate stores as well as independent stores across Michigan.

SpartanNash is very interested in helping community members improve their health and wellness. In 2007, Spartan Stores started its Healthy Athlete of the Year program to recognize one Special Olympics Michigan athlete each year who exemplifies a healthy life-style and the Special Olympics Oath. The award is given to an athlete at State Summer Games who strives for wellness, a balance of the mind, body and spirit and is a leader among other athletes. SpartanNash features that athlete on one of its products and its semi trailers. 

The winners:

2013 - David Paquette

2012 - Ben Snider

2011 - Nicholas Cross

2010 - Kassondra Pratt

2009 - Amy Bliss

2008 - Keir Mallory

2007 - Melissa Prill

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States, in terms of revenue. The Company's core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Axores, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash operates 177 retail stores, including Bag ‘n Save, D&W Fresh Markets, Econofoods, Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, Family Thrift Center, Forest Hills Foods, Glen's Markets, No Frills, Sun Mart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, Valu Land, and VG's Food and Pharmacy.

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