Chicago 'Sun-Times' to Donate Portion of Single-Copy Sales to Special Olympics

By: E&P Staff The Chicago Sun-Times announced Thursday that it will donate a portion of all of next Thursday's single-copy sales to Special Olympics Illinois.

Under the program, the Sun-Times will donate five cents for each single-copy paper purchased on Aug. 20 at the regular newsstand price of 75 cents. Copies of that day's paper can also be pre-ordered by Sun-Times advertisers, Special Olympics Illinois partners and other Chicago area companies for 25 cents/copy, with five cents of each sale also going to Special Olympics. Companies that pre-order copies of the Sun-Times will be recognized in the Aug. 20 edition.

?The Chicago Sun-Times is delighted to once again partner with Special Olympics Illinois and to support the achievements of local athletes right here in our city and our state," Willie Wilkov, Vice President of Marketing for the Sun-Times News Group, said in a statement.

The Sun-Times has already pledged a minimum commitment of $7,250 to Special Olympics Illinois, and hopes that single-copy sales will help raise the donated sum to $10,000.

"Special Olympics Illinois is proud to work with the Chicago Sun-Times on this fundraiser," Judy Bergh, Director of Corporate & Foundation Partnerships for Special Olympics Illinois said in a statement. "As the Special Olympics remembers and honors our late founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, we believe it is vital to continue the mission she laid out so many years ago and that continues to be carried out today."


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