Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

Ways to Support

Special Olympics Southern California relies on the generosity of friends to support year-round sports training and athletic competition for thousands of athletes in community and school-based programs in 11 counties.

The impact of your support goes a long way in ensuring the Special Olympics movement achieves inclusion, acceptance and well-being of the athletes. Thank you for taking an interest in how you might support.


Spend Wisely

We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of the athletes, 78 cents goes directly to program costs.

  • $50 = Provide new sports equipment
  • $100 = Sponsor an athlete’s training and participation in Athlete Leadership
  • $500 = Sponsor an athlete for one year
  • $2,500 = Meals for regional games competition
  • $10,000 = Help establish or maintain a School Partnership Program for one season or sponsors one Regional Games
  • $100,000 = Sponsor School Partnership Programs, serving 1,500 athletes, ages 8 through 22 for one year

Return on Philanthropic Investment

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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Please use the navigation bar above to learn more about the ways you might you support the Special Olympics movement. Please call 562.502.1100 if you would like to make a gift via phone or print, complete and mail in our offline donation form.
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