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Each year in January, Publix associates and customers come together to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Since 1993, Publix has donated close to $56 million to support Special Olympics organizations in states where Publix operates.  We are honored to be Publix’s charity partner and are grateful to the customers and associates for their amazing support.

Publix is our most treasured and longest-standing partner for Special Olympics Florida, a true example of a fully-integrated partnership. In addition to the torch campaign each January, Publix hosts an annual golf tournament that raises more than $400,000 to support our mission. Publix associates serve as volunteers and executive leaders, and we are proud to have a number of our athletes across the state employed by Publix.

For all of these reasons and more, Publix Super Markets is a member of the Special Olympics Florida Hall of Fame.


At Publix, our mission is to be involved as responsible citizens within our communities. We are committed to our partnership with Special Olympics and see the positive influence that our relationship has had on our business, our employees and our communities. We recognize the impact of Special Olympics and are proud to join our organizations in doing good together.

-- Sam Pero, Special Olympics Florida Board Member and Vice President – Lakeland Division, Publix