Dunkin’ to Host “Go for the Gold” Fundraising Event at Capital District Region Restaurants to Benefit Special Olympics New York

Athletes, coaches and local law enforcement will help raise awareness and funds to support  Special Olympics New York

WHAT: America’s favorite stop for coffee and baked goods will team up with Special Olympics New York to raise awareness and funds for local athletes at numerous participating Dunkin’ locations in the Capital Region during the annual “Go for the Gold” event.

Capital Region athletes and coaches will be joined by local law enforcement partners at numerous Dunkin’ restaurants to collect donations for Special Olympics New York. Dunkin’ will offer guests a coupon for a free donut as a thank you for donating to the organization.

WHEN: Friday, August 18, Media Availability from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Dunkin’, 500 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY        

WHO: Chris Hughes, Director of Development and Impact, Special Olympics New York; Levi Pascher, Dunkin’ Field Marketing Manager; Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches

DETAILS: For more than 50 years, Special Olympics New York has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in authentic competition.

The following Capital Region Dunkin’ locations will be participating:

  • 500 Northern Boulevard, Albany
  • 194 Church Avenue, Ballston Spa
  • 1532 Crescent Road, Clifton Park
  • 92 Saratoga Street, Cohoes
  • 97 Troy Road, East Greenbush
  • 376 Broadway, Fort Edward
  • 2060 Western Avenue, Guilderland
  • 1003 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
  • 509 State Route 67, Malta
  • 16 South Central Avenue, Mechanicville
  • 60 Broadway, Menands
  • 365 Dix Avenue, Queensbury
  • 647 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs
  • 1900 Curry Road, Schenectady
  • 749 Hoosick Road, Troy
  • 76 North Greenbush Road, Troy
  • 318 19th Street, Watervliet

All contributions generated from the charitable campaign will support Special Olympics New York programs for Capital Region families.


About Dunkin’

Dunkin’, founded in 1950, is the largest coffee and donuts brand in the United States, with more than 13,200 restaurants in nearly 40 global markets. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit DunkinDonuts.com and InspireBrands.com.

About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 42,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 200 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.


Christina Dehm or Jason Bonafide
Ed Lewi Associates
P: (518) 383-6183
C: Dehm (518) 795-4577 or Bonafide (518) 429-9370
E: cdehm@edlewi.com or jbonafide@edlewi.com