We recognize that we need to invest in cultivation steps with prospective donors.
We also recognize that our typical cultivation efforts (i.e. invitation to join us at a competition) are restricted due to the pandemic, so we have identified ways volunteer leaders and Development Team members can work together to engage donors and prospective supporters.
Ways to Engage
What Athletes Love About Special Olympics
Destry Walker Talks about Being a SOSC Athlete since 1979
Dustin Plunkett Special Olympics Saved my Life
Pam Anderson on how Special Olympics’ has Impacted her Family
Unified Champion Schools
Westminster High School National Banner Unified Champion School Feature Piece
Kobe Bryant’s Message to Special Olympics Athletes
Design Your Own
SOSC Bingo (virtual)
Schedule a virtual bingo party with your friends and supporters Flyer
Unified Bocce Experience (in-person)
This is a popular experience for corporate partners where SOSC staff bring bocce ball courts to a company team building experience or conference. Some of these events accommodate for additional constituents to attend and experience the joy of playing with our athletes.
Meet & Greet with an Athlete
This is a personalized virtual experience with an athlete
Create a Cultivation Event
A cultivation event is a great way to bring your friends and family together to learn more about SOSC
SOSC Events Calendar
We post all events open to the public on the SOSC Events Calendar. Check here to find events that might make sense in cultivation prospective supporters.
A Very Special BBQ
Thousand Oaks – Sunday 9/18
Perfect for bringing family and friends.
Long Beach Airport – Saturday 9/24
Bring a donor to walk around and experience this amazing event.
Fountain Valley – Saturday 11/13 & Sunday 11/13
The signature competition of 2022! Bring donors for a VIP Honored Guest Experience
Where Our Prospects Are
About Special Olympics Southern California
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
ESPN – Law Enforcement Steps up for Special Olympics
We Are SOSC
Telling the many stories of acceptance, inclusion and joy
SOSC YouTube Channel
Videos of inspiration and the mission in action.
Several interviews with athletes.
Several interviews with volunteers.