The Finish Line, Inc., the Indianapolis-based specialty athletic retailer, announced its partnership with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Finish Line is a Bronze Partner and Presenting Sponsor of the basketball competition at the Games which will be held June 14-21 throughout Mercer County, New Jersey.
“We’re proud to partner with the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and all that they represent,” said Finish Line Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Lyon. “Special Olympics athletes inspire our associates and customers. With their drive, determination, commitment and passion, they exemplify incredible role models for all of us on the Finish Line team.”
More than 400 athletes will participate in the basketball competition at three venues including the Alumni Gym at Rider University, Packer Hall at The College of New Jersey and the Grant M. Shipley ’42 Pavilion at the Hun School of Princeton. In total, nearly 3,500 Special Olympics athletes will travel from across the U.S. to compete in the 2014 USA Games and will be supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an anticipated 70,000 spectators.
“Our partnership with Finish Line as the presenter of our basketball competition is a winning combination,” said TJ Nelligan, Chairman and CEO of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. “Finish Line’s reputation mirrors our mission of utilizing sports to create a more welcoming and accepting environment for all.”
About The Finish Line, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has approximately 850 stores including more than 200 shops in Macy’s in malls across the U.S. and employs more than 14,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style.