The mission of the United Adventure Bear Program is to bring smiles to children in need across the globe. Proceeds from the program benefit organizations that help children through health struggles and economic hardship. The 2016 program benefits the U.S. Olympic Committee, helping to fund future U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls.
The United Adventure Bear program was created to increase United's impact in the communities we serve and provide opportunities for customers and co-workers to get involved in supporting our sponsored charities. United collaborated with Vermont Teddy Bear® to create the limited-edition 2016 Team USA Ben Flyin teddy bear.
Fundraising: The fundraising period takes place in June through August. Proceeds benefit organizations that help children and their families during health struggles or economic hardship. The 2016 recipient partner is the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Bear deliveries: Each fall, United employees deliver bears to children in need around the globe. United Adventure Bears have traveled near and far, both within the United States and to countries including Australia, China, Columbia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Portugal and Vietnam.
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.