SpartanNash: Statewide Premier Gold Medal Sponsor

SpartanNash is a long standing partner of Special Olympics Michigan. Since 1985, SpartanNash has contributed $7 million to support the State Summer Games and the year-round athletic training of nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SpartanNash has raised the $7 million through associate and community support.

In 2014, SpartanNash will celebrate 30 years as presenting sponsor of the State Summer Games! In addition to financial contributions, SpartanNash supports the State Summer Games with hundreds of volunteers who are associates, retirees, friends, families, vendors and independent retailers. Many of these volunteers step up year after year, several proudly serving since 1985.    SpartanNash also provides meals for all volunteers throughout the State Summer Games. Before the State Summer Games, SpartanNash sells medallions in all D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, VG's, VG's Fresh Market, Glen's, Glen's Fresh Market,  Forest Hills Foods and ValuLand stores, as well as independent stores across Michigan.

SpartanNash is very interested in helping community members improve their health and wellness. In 2007, Spartan Stores started its Healthy Athlete of the Year program to recognize one Special Olympics Michigan athlete each year who exemplifies a healthy life-style and the Special Olympics Oath. The award is given to an athlete at State Summer Games who strives for wellness, a balance of the mind, body and spirit and is a leader among other athletes. SpartanNash features that athlete on one of its Spartan brand products.

The Winners:

2014 - Kevin "Robert" Malnight

2013 - David Paquette

2012 - Ben Snider

2011 - Nicholas Cross

2010 - Kassondra Pratt

2009 - Amy Bliss

2008 - Keir Mallory

2007 - Melissa Prill

2013 Winner David Paquette

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company serving 44 states.  In Michigan we operate 97 stores under the banners D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, Glen's, Glen's Fresh Market, VG's, VG's Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods and ValuLand and distribute to more than 400 independent customers