Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

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Become a Sponsor

WHY SUPPORT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Special Olympics Southern California is one of the most recognized and respected charities in the world, dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competitions.

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Expand your customer reach through our network of passionate and loyal volunteers, donors, athletes and their families.

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Brand your company as a strong corporate citizen within the Southern California community. Special Olympics has 95% brand recognition within the U.S. and is the world’s largest sports organization.

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Special Olympics transforms communities and brings people together through its programs and events held throughout Southern California.

WHO YOU'LL SUPPORT

Southern California

35,034 athletes • 231 competitions each year• 19,900 volunteers • 12 Olympic-type sports

Athlete Breakdown

81% School Age Athletes/Young Athletes
19% Community Based Athletes

Gender Breakdown
Gender Breakdown

68% Male
32% Female

Sports
You can be a sponsor at one of our many sports competitions held throughout the year including:
  • Summer Games - held every June -  Athletics (track and field), Basketball, Bocce, Flag Football, and Swimming.
  • Fall Games - held every November or December - Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.
  • Floorball - Championship held in March
  • Bowling - Championship held in August
  • Due to COVID-19, all sports seasons have been temporarily paused. We are beyond excited to welcome back athletes and coaches to limited in-person activities. Beginning July 6, 2021, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in bocce, golf, running/walking clubs, and Team Wellness. Learn more at www.sosc.org/rta.
Special Events

Special Olympics Southern California offers many opportunities to sponsor fundraising events that attract celebrities, major sports figures and thousands of community members. Special Events include:

Youth

Become a sponsor in our Schools Program. Special Olympics Southern California provides school-based unified sports experience throughout Southern California. Sponsorships provide sports equipment and uniforms, coach/teacher training and support, and printed and electronic resources. Employee volunteer opportunities available at some locations.

Employee Fundraising

Support your employees in their fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Southern California though donation matching and company-wide volunteer programs. Customized programs and toolkits are available to assist your employees with their efforts in addition to online resources. Please contact Wayne Stickney at wstickney@sosc.org or 562.502.1130 for more information.

A SMART INVESTMENT

Percent

76 cents of every dollars goes to programming

1 in 6

1 in 6 families are touched by Special Olympics

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Creative, turn-key ways to make an impact provided

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Connect with our passionate and loyal volunteers, donors, athletes and families

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See your support make an immediate impact when you walk on the field

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Volunteer opportunities foster team building and community support

Special Olympics Southern California has received a four-star rating for the third year in a row from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

The sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Special Olympics Southern California this top tier rating from Charity Navigator.

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GET STARTED

For more information about sponsorships or to become a sponsor, contact

Wayne Stickney
wstickney@sosc.org
562.502.1130
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