This morning, John and Mark paid a visit to the Special Olympics office to deliver a donation. They brought the big check and big smiles. It was so good to see more people in the office as the world begins to open from the pandemic.
The Special Olympics are very important to John and everyone here at John’s Crazy Socks. John and several of our colleagues are Special Olympic athletes and Mark and others have coached in the Special Olympics. John has benefitted so much from the Special Olympics that we often say that without the Special Olympics, there would be no John’s Crazy Socks.
“I learn sportsmanship and how to compete. I learn so much from my coaches. They taught me how to train and practice for a goal,” said John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks.
“I have watched John compete in many events,” says Mark X. Cronin, John’s co-founder and father, “and I love the way he competes, the way he commits himself to winning. But even better, no matter if John earned a gold medal, a bronze medal, or a ribbon, he always shakes the hands of his competitors and congratulates them. That’s when I know John understands what matters.”
As part of our Giving Back program, John’s Crazy Socks commits five percent of earnings to the Special Olympics and we donate five percent from our Sock of the Month Club and 10 percent from our Polar Plunge and our Shark Socks to the Special Olympics.
John and the Special Olympics
How much does John love the Special Olympics? Consider his schedule for this week. On Saturday, he had soccer practice with the Huntington Boys Club Special Olympics Soccer. On Sunday, he had snowshoe practice with his Blue Devil team. Monday evening, he joined the weekly virtual call for the Athlete Advisory Council, a group of athletes that works with the leadership of the New York Special Olympics. On Tuesday night, he participated in an online workout with the Commack Sharks because they have not resumed basketball or track and field practice yet. And today, he visited the Special Olympics offices to deliver a donation check.
“I love the Special Olympics,” says John.