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TRU Supports Special Olympics

Toys ‘R’ Us has been named a founding partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games following the retailer’s $1 million commitment. The donation comes via TRU’s Toys ‘R’ Us Children’s Fund. TRU will also be the p

TRU will also be the presenting sponsor of the Young Athletes Festival, which includes the Special Olympics Young Athletes program, Healthy Athletes activities and family seminars.

The Special Olympics are set to take place in New Jersey, June 14-21.

"Toys ‘R’ Us signing as the first founding partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games continues their on-going support of our movement," says Timothy Shriver, chairman and chief executive officer, Special Olympics. "Their vision and leadership in the area of inclusive play will only add to the unity that these National Games will create throughout New Jersey and the nation."

"As a New Jersey-based organization with a long-standing commitment to children of all abilities, we are tremendously proud to partner with Special Olympics as they bring the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games to our home state for the first time," says Kathleen Waugh, chairman, Toys ‘R’ Us Children's Fund. "We look forward to deepening our enduring relationship with Special Olympics in welcoming athletes to New Jersey and enriching their overall experience at the first-ever Young Athletes Festival."

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