Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. And today, when you donate, your gift will be DOUBLED — $5 becomes $10, $50 becomes $100, and $500 becomes $1,000. That means your gift will go TWICE as far to help transform an athlete’s life.
Did you know that for every athlete we’ve been able to reach, there's an athlete still waiting on the sidelines? We want to lift up and celebrate EVERY champion with a dream of taking the field, but we can only do it if people like you step up.
There are more than 5 million athletes in 172 countries counting on you to be their hero — please, chip in today and have your donation DOUBLED. Thank you so much for your support.
Special Olympics International (SOI) is committed to efficiency and transparency. We communicate with our supporters, donors, and prospective donors by email, postal mail, phone, and other means, both to request contributions to our cause and to educate the public about Special Olympics’ year round sport and health programs, volunteer opportunities, and Unified events in local communities and around the world. These efforts help advance our mission to change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. As a result, in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance, SOI allocates a portion of our fundraising costs to program services. As a nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal taxation, we ensure our donors’ money is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.