Chick-fil-A to Host Special Olympics Hometown Heroes Night at Central Kentucky Restaurants


Frankfort, Ky. – Chick-fil-A restaurants throughout central Kentucky will host Special Olympics Hometown Heroes nights on Thursday, April 27. The Hometown Heroes events will be held from 5-7 pm at Chick-fil-A locations in Frankfort, Georgetown and Richmond and at the Hamburg location in Lexington. The events will give people the opportunity to meet local Special Olympics athletes, receive autographs and get their pictures taken with the athletes and the Chick-fil-A cow, and learn more about the Special Olympics program.


This is the fourth year for the Special Olympics Hometown Heroes promotion, and the third year that the event has been held region-wide. 


Sales at all four Hometown Heroes events will help benefit each community’s Special Olympics programs. Go to any of the Greater Lexington Chick-fil-A locations that day (including Turfland and Nicholasville Rd.) and mention that you are there to support Special Olympics when you order and Chick-fil-A will donate 15% of your total purchase to local Special Olympics programs.


Chick-fil-A Hometown Heroes nights are part of the run-up to the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games, which will take place June 2-4 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. More than 1,400 Special Olympics athletes from across Kentucky will participate in those Games. Chick-fil-A is in its fifth year as a sponsor of the State Summer Games and in its fourth as the title sponsor of the Chick-fil-A Olympic Town area at the Games. Chick-fil-A Olympic Town is an interactive festival filled with food, games and crafts, where athletes can go between their events or after their events are completed. Chick-fil-A also provides lunches for all the athletes and volunteers at the Games on the Saturday of competition.


“Hometown Heroes nights at Chick-fil-A are one of our favorite nights of the year,” said Special Olympics Kentucky president and CEO Trish Mazzoni. “They are a great way for our local communities to get to know some of the athletes who represent them at Special Olympics competitions and serve as a great launching pad for the buildup to our Summer Games. Chick-fil-A has been a tremendous partner for the Summer Games, and Hometown Heroes nights are a fun way to get the word out about our athletes and our programs.”


For more information about the Special Olympics Hometown Heroes Nights at Chick-fil-A, contact Taylor Ballinger, Special Olympics Kentucky Special Events Director, at (502) 695-8222 or via e-mail at


Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older. Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs is offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings though the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky has been changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in Kentucky for 47 years.    




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