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This unique donut is helping raise funds for Tri-Cities Special Olympians

While 16 local athletes will compete in Kamloops this weekend, you can try a new Tim Hortons treat to ensure they receive training and support all year round.
Tim Hortons locations across the Tri-Cities are set to serve this specialty donut from Feb. 3 to 5, 2023, in honour of local athletes participating in the Special Olympics 2023 BC Winter Games.

It's tempting for the waist line, but it's worth it.

Tim Hortons latest donut creation is set to create awareness on inclusion and opportunity during the same time 16 Tri-Cities athletes are looking to medal on the provincial stage.

The popular Canadian establishment has unveiled a new Special Olympics donut, set to be sold for $1.99 at local restaurants from Feb. 3 to 5 with all proceeds raised earmarked for Special Olympics programs.

It's a chocolate cake ring donut covered with white fondant and whipped topping.

It also has multi-coloured sprinkles to exemplify diversity and inclusion, which are core values of Special Olympics BC (SOBC) and its mission statement.

"We are so grateful to have Tim Hortons support our daily community sport programming that enriches the lives of thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability," said Sharon Bollenbach, CEO of Special Olympics Canada, in a news release.

The same weekend the donut will be sold, potentially at most or all of the Tri-Cities' 13 locations, a group of local athletes are set to compete at the Special Olympics 2023 BC Winter Games.

This includes Coquitlam alpine skier Lori Urban, who, like her teammates from the across the region, hopes to medal and earn a spot for the national winter games in 2024.

"I'm just so enthusiastic about this! And wow — I can't wait," said Urban in a separate statement to the Tri-City News.

In addition to alpine skiing, SOBC winter sports include five-pin bowling, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing and speed skating.

The 2023 SOBC Winter Games in Kamloops are scheduled for Feb. 2 to 4.