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 nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SpartanNash has raised the $7 million through associate and community support.
In 2014, SpartanNash will celebrate 30 years as presenting sponsor of the State Summer Games! In addition to financial contributions, SpartanNash supports the State Summer Games with hundreds of volunteers who are associates, retirees, friends, families, vendors and independent retailers. Many of these volunteers step up year after year, several proudly serving since 1985. SpartanNash also provides meals for all volunteers throughout the State Summer Games. Before the State Summer Games, SpartanNash sells medallions in all D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, VG's, VG's Fresh Market, Glen's, Glen's Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and ValuLand 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 Spartan brand products.
2014 - Kevin "Robert" Malnight
2013 - David Paquette
2012 - Ben Snider
2011 - Nicholas Cross
2010 - Kassondra Pratt
2009 - Amy Bliss
2008 - Keir Mallory
2007 - Melissa Prill
2013 Winner David Paquette
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company serving 44 states. In Michigan we operate 97 stores under the banners D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Glen's, Glen's Fresh Market, VG's, VG's Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and ValuLand and distribute to more than 400 independent customers
- 8/2: 2014 MPG Dream Ride (Milford)
- 8/4: 23rd Annual Special Olympics of Golf at Pine Trace (Rochester Hills)
- 8/4: 2014 Area 11 Golf Outing (Grand Rapids)
- 8/12: 2014 Medaling Monkey 5k Walk/Run (Grand Rapids)
- 8/23: 2nd Annual Rheeder Pig Roast (Harrison Township)
- 8/23: 3D Archery Shoot and Trap Shoot (Hemlock)
- 9/26: 2014 State Fall Games (Ypsilanti, Canton and Chelsea)
- 10/10: 2014 Inspire Greatness Gala (Detroit)
- 2/3: 2015 State Winter Games
- 5/28: 2015 State Summer Games (Mount Pleasant)