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Olympia Sports Now Selling TD Beach to Beacon 10K Merchandise to Benefit Race Charity Rippleffect
Technical Nike running apparel with TD Beach to Beacon logo sold in Olympia locations in South Portland, Falmouth, Freeport, North Windham, Auburn and Augusta

Olympia Sports Now Selling TD Beach to Beacon 10K Merchandise to Benefit Race Charity Rippleffect

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Posted Tuesday, 10 June, 2014

WESTBROOK, Maine – Olympia Sports has begun selling officially licensed TD Beach to Beacon 10K merchandise in six of its Maine locations. The merchandise, designed with the TD Beach to Beacon logo, is available at Olympia locations at The Maine Mall in South Portland, Falmouth, Freeport, North Windham, the Auburn Mall in Auburn and the Turnpike Mall in Augusta. All profits from the sale of all TD Beach to Beacon merchandise will be donated to this year’s race beneficiary, Rippleffect.

“We are very excited about our partnership as the official sporting goods retailer of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race,” said Ed Manganello, President of Olympia Sports. "The opportunity to raise money for a deserving organization like Rippleffect makes our involvement all the more satisfying.”

The merchandise is technical Nike running apparel and is available in men’s and women’s styles.

"We are delighted that Nike and Olympia have teamed up to offer TD Beach To Beacon participants something sporty to reward their efforts,” said Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic champion and Maine running icon who founded the TD Beach to Beacon in 1998.

The TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race is one of the gems on the U.S. road race circuit, attracting the world’s top professional runners to Maine each year. The race draws recreational runners from throughout Maine, New England and across the U.S. to the small coastal community of Cape Elizabeth. Each year, the race benefits a different children’s charity in Maine.

“This is pretty exciting, because proceeds for these products will help a great cause, our 2014 beneficiary Rippleffect,” said Mike Stone, volunteer president of the race. “It’s great when our sponsors do creative things like this, so we are grateful to Olympia Sports for taking this on.”

About Olympia Sports
Olympia Sports is a service and family oriented retail sporting goods company founded in 1975 in South Portland, Maine, and currently headquartered in Westbrook, Maine. The company’s stores feature a broad assortment of premium brand merchandise in sports equipment, fitness equipment and apparel, athletic footwear and accessories. The company operates 227 stores throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic. Find more information at

About Rippleffect
Rippleffect is a non-profit youth and community development organization operating outdoor adventure programming out of Portland, Maine. Serving over 3,500 youth and adults each year, they are leaders in outdoor adventure and experiential education in the Northeast region. Among other programs, Rippleffect offers a customized leadership development curriculum for all youth participants, incorporating experience-based activities that focus around the three core skills of leadership—conflict resolution, small group problem solving and communication. Contact Rippleffect at



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