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Elite Athlete Program

Starbucks, with their 238,000 employees, provides support to employees participating in athletics at a world-class level. The program provides funds and scheduling flexibility to employees in good standing who work an average 20 hours or more a week and have been with Starbucks for a year or longer. The employee must maintain amateur status and participate at a world-class level in their sport. The Elite Athlete Program has been able to accommodate the need to travel for sports and the financial strain that follows.


  • Employment opportunity for athletics
  • Flexible work scheduling for employees
  • Available funding for athletics

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Tyler Sundeen

2 years ago

My son is an Elite Athlete, member of Team USA Men’s Field Hockey, he also a Starbucks employee. He was just awarded Partner of the Quarter.. Would you please send info to him regarding this your Elite Athlete Program. Tyler Sundeen, works at the Thousand Oaks Mall location, 91360.


2 years ago

Hi there! Unfortunately, we’re just providing information in relation to their program, and we don’t actually run it. If your son contacts his manager, I’m sure they can provide additional insights to the program and help him find a way to qualify. Fingers crossed!







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