Hey there everyone,
I've decided to run the Chicago Marathon this year and am fundraising for the Special Olympics as part of the run. This will be my first time running a marathon, and I'm very excited for the opportunity.
While I don't have any direct connection to the Special Olympics, I believe this is a great cause and appreciate any donation!
The mission of the special olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for the 200 million children and adults around the world with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics supports more than 5 million athletes, 1 million coaches and volunteers, and about 100,000 competitions each year. The program offers 32 Olympic-style individual and team sports in more than 170 countries.
It is free for athletes to participate in Special Olympics Chicago programs, but the funds raised benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago by covering the costs for transportation, medals, equipment, uniforms, food, and lodging.
Thanks so much for anything you are able to donate!
Run with Team Special Olympics Chicago or support someone who is!
We believe connecting people through sports and physical activity are the beginning steps in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Together, we can cross the finish line towards more inclusive communities… one runner at a time!
Whether you are a first time marathoner, or avid runner, the Special Olympics Chicago marathon team (Team SOC) is a group assembled of runners of all ages and abilities in support of the #inclusionrevolution.
Team Special Olympics Chicago supports runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon through fundraising tips, training assistance, and day of support! We are so grateful for your devoted support to our life changing mission.
Should donors wish to make a donation via check, those contributions can be sent to us and we will credit to your page. Please make sure to include somewhere in the memo section or on a note, the name of the fundraiser you would like to support.
Special Olympics Chicago
2 E. 8th St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Again, thank you for supporting our 7,500+ superstar Special Olympics athletes! #CANDOTHANKSTOYOU