John’s Crazy Socks Make Custom Socks for Special Olympics Team USA

Special Olympics selected John’s Crazy Socks to make socks for Team USA that will compete in the Summer World Games in Berlin in 2023. The socks are part of the uniform the athletes will wear during the opening and closing ceremonies. 

Team USA Custom Socks

Special Olympics chose John’s Crazy Socks because of the quality and design of the socks, but also because the company was co-founded by a Special Olympic athlete, John Cronin, and supports the mission of the Special Olympics. Many of the employees at John’s Crazy Socks are Special Olympic athletes and the company raises money for Special Olympics starting with a pledge to donate five percent of earnings to the Special Olympics. 

“I was so excited to make these socks,” said John Cronin. “I have been a Special Olympic athlete for 21 years and I love the Special Olympics.” 

John with an athlete

John and his co-founder and father, Mark X. Cronin, travelled to San Antonio Texas to meet with Team USA and personally hand out the socks to the athletes. “I loved meeting the athletes and giving them the socks,” said John. 

John and Mark also spoke at the welcoming dinner for the athletes. John had the whole room on their feet chanting “USA, USA, USA.” 

John and Mark speak at the dinner

John’s Crazy Socks Gives Back to the Special Olympics 

At John’s Crazy Socks, we have a mission to spread happiness. John says the keys to happiness are gratitude and doing for others. Thus, our Giving Back Program is an essential part of our mission. Supporting the Special Olympics is very important to us. In fact, John’s Crazy Socks has donated over $115,000 to Special Olympics New York. 

john loves special olympics

We start by donating 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent from the sale of our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics. And we donate 10 percent from the sale of our Polar Plunge Socks and Shark Socks to the Special Olympics. John designed Shark Socks in honor of his basketball and track team, the Commack Sharks.

John’s Crazy Socks is a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. Started by John Cronin and his father, Mark X. Cronin, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. Every day, they show what people with differing abilities can accomplish.

Making Custom Socks

John’s Crazy Socks loved making the socks for Team USA. Mark said, “We make custom socks and focus on making great socks and thrilling our customers.”

John handing our Team USA socks

The Company has made socks for large corporations (e.g., Microsoft, EY, Google, etc.) and small businesses (e.g., lawyers, accountants, HVAC companies), schools (Holy Cross College, St. Joseph’s University, Chaminade High School, etc.) and non-profits (e.g., Special Olympics, the Salvation Army, PTAs, SEPTAs, etc.)

People love our custom socks because they are affordable, easy and memorable. When you give people socks, they remember you and then wear them so every time a person puts on the socks, they think of you. Plus. When they come from John’s Crazy Socks, they come with a story. You help us employ people with differing abilities, you help us give back, most of all, you help us spread happiness.

To learn more about our custom socks, click here.

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $550,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™.

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