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Safeway campaign to help raise money for special olympics athletes

Grande Prairie Safeway is launching their annual campaign in support of Special Olympics Canada this week.

Until March 21, Safeway customers will be able to donate $2 to the campaign in exchange for 5 AirMiles Reward Miles.

Cristy Ellen is the organizing chair for the 2015 Alberta Special Olympic Winter Games, which are being held in Grande Prairie.

She says Safeway sponsors Special Olympics all across the country.

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“It is fantastic that they decid that they want to support our local athletes with the games coming up, and it’s just a great way to get out in the community and show the local athletes that we have, and gain support that we really need.”

Ellen says last year’s campaign raised $5280 in support of local athletes.

“Hopefully we can match that, and better it as well. Hopefully the patrons of Grande Prairie Safeways will be able to bump it up this year.”

Safeway raised $419,000 for Special Olympics across western Canada last year.

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