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Darn Tough Vermont to Sponsor Special Olympics Team Vermont Members for 2014 USA Games

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Darn Tough Vermont to Sponsor Special Olympics
Team Vermont Members for 2014 USA Games
Darn Tough Outfits Team Vermont and Sponsors Transportation

Northfield, Vermont (SNEWS) May 6, 2014 – Darn Tough Vermont, American manufacturer of the fastest growing collection of outdoor performance socks, will outfit all 50 members of Team Vermont for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games as well as sponsor their transportation to the games, which will be held in New Jersey.

“Darn Tough Vermont has been a great supporter of Special Olympics Vermont by providing socks for Vermont athletes who competed in the Winter Games in addition to being a Team Vermont Send-Off Sponsor for the USA Games. Not only are they providing our athletes with the best sock around, but they are giving each athlete a piece of Vermont, a piece of home, to bring with them as they compete in the Games,” explains President and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, Lisa DeNatale.

From June 14th to the 21st, Team Vermont will be competing in five of the USA Games’ featured sports including Athletics, Aquatics, Bocce, Bowling and Basketball and all athletes, coaches and partners will be outfitted in a selection of Darn Tough socks.

“We are excited to partner with Special Olympics Vermont for a number of reasons from their outstanding work with the Vermont community to the strength, dedication and passion shown by each Team Vermont member. The athletes that will be competing in the USA Games serve as an inspiration to everyone at the company and we are proud to be represented by such a darn tough team,” says Ric Cabot, President and CEO of Darn Tough Vermont.

For more information on Darn Tough Vermont, please visit More information about Special Olympics Vermont and the 2014 Winter Games can be found at

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About Darn Tough Vermont: Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor socks with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont. The company offers both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line offers footwear in six active wear categories including Ski/Ride, Hike/Trek, Run/Bike, Lifestyle, Hunt and Kid’s styles – all of which carry the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee.

Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent USA manufacturing; small-needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either Coolmax® or ultra-fine merino wool for comfort, fit, durability and moisture management. Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills. For more information about Darn Tough Vermont socks, please visit:

About Special Olympics Vermont: Incorporated as a Vermont non-profit corporation [501(c)(3)] in February of 1971, Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that fosters the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Vermont athletes practice and compete in 12 sports including soccer, bowling, bocce, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, golf, cross-country skiing, basketball, swimming, softball and track and field through the year. Through successful experiences in sports, Special Olympics Vermont athletes gain confidence and build positive self-images, which follow them into their homes, classrooms, jobs and communities. To learn more about Special Olympics Vermont, please visit:

About the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games: The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. The Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and communities. Founding partners for the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games include 21st Century Fox, Barnabas Health, HESS, KPMG, New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, Prudential, PSE&G, ShopRite, Toys “R” Us and WWE. Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at and follow the Games on Twitter @2014USAGames and Facebook at