DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings Foundation and Tim Hortons® are pleased to announce the return of the "I Love the Red Wings" Donut, a specially-themed donut decorated with an edible Red Wings logo and red and white sprinkles. The Red Wings Donut will be available in participating Michigan Tim Hortons® restaurants for $1.25 beginning Friday, March 24 through Friday, April 7. Proceeds from the sale of the special donut will benefit the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.
Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin will assist in serving the special-edition donut at the Tim Hortons® restaurant in Troy, Mich. (507 E. Big Beaver Rd.) from 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Due to time constraints, Larkin will not be signing autographs for customers.
"Tim Hortons® is thrilled to once again partner with the Detroit Red Wings and support the Detroit Red Wings Foundation," said Felipe Athayde, President, Tim Hortons® USA. "Their support to help grow the sport of hockey in our communities is something that would make our founder and namesake, Tim Horton, proud."
Now in its seventh year, the "I Love the Red Wings" Donut has raised more than $300,000 for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation to support programs such as the Detroit Red Wings School Assembly Program. The School Assembly Program introduces nearly 50,000 students each year to the sport of hockey and educates on the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle. This year, local Tim Hortons® restaurant owners have set a goal of raising more than $80,000 from "I Love the Red Wings" donut sales.
Tim Hortons® is the Official Coffee of the Detroit Red Wings and the Official Coffee served at Joe Louis Arena.
About the Detroit Red Wings Foundation:
The Detroit Red Wings Foundation is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation invests in the future of our community by providing funds and resources to causes that contribute to the growth of the sport of hockey. Signature initiatives such as the Detroit Red Wings School Assembly Program introduce nearly 50,000 students annually to the sport of hockey, importance of education, and benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle. For more information, please visit DetroitRedWings.com/Foundation.
Tim Hortons® Overview
TIM HORTONS®, part of Restaurant Brands International, is one of North America's largest restaurant chains operating in the quick service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, TIM HORTONS® appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products. As of December 31, 2016, TIM HORTONS® had more than 4,600 system wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. The TIM HORTONS® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $24 billion in system sales and over 20,000 restaurants. To learn more about the TIM HORTONS® brand, please visit the TIM HORTONS® brand website at www.timhortons.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.