Finish Line deepens its commitment to the Special Olympics with the appointment of Glenn Lyon to the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.
The chairman and CEO of Finish Line will start his term on the board on January 1, 2015.
“From high fives to hugs, my interaction with Special Olympics athletes always inspires me,” Lyon said in a press release. “I just learned … about a Finish Line associate who this past weekend at a Special Olympics event gave his own shoes to an athlete in need. It’s that passion that our team has at all levels that fuels me to devote time and energy to Special Olympics International.”
Finish Line’s Youth Foundation announced in April 2012 a multiyear pledge to support the Special Olympics through volunteer work at events.
The retailer has also contributed to sports organization through in-store fundraising campaigns, donating more than $3.5 million to date.