Every day Special Olympics Ontario - Greater Ottawa makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of people living with intellectual disabilities. That difference is reflected in their relationships with their friends and their families, as well as many other aspects of their lives.
Special Olympics is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides sports training and competition opportunities at regional, provincial, national, and international levels for individuals with an intellectual disability. Its primary objective is to contribute to the physical, social, and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport. These positive experiences help build self-confidence, self-esteem, pride, and a great sense of accomplishment.
Your contributions will help athletes:
We need your help!
Help us give the power of sport this year – Special Olympics Ontario is more than sports, it is about the lessons learned on the playing field and the impact on life skills. Sports training teaches important lessons about perseverance, endurance, and setting goals.
Donate to Special Olympics today. For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in sport and competition, develop belief in themselves, gain acceptance from others and form life-long friendships.
Everyone deserves a chance to triumph, to overcome the odds and show the world that their ability is not their disability. With your support, more people will have that opportunity. As we begin 2010, can we count on your donation to make a difference?
Help us reach out to more individuals with intellectual disabilities. Your generosity will make a life-changing difference. No matter what the amount, whether you can afford a gift of $25, $50, or $100 or more, please don’t wait. Make the most generous donation you can afford today.
Support an Athlete – At the heart of Special Olympics are its athletes. With quality training, equipment, facilities, and uniforms, these areas and more help towards enhancing athlete experiences!
Enhance Sport Training & Competitions – Access to sport competitions provides an avenue for all the hard work and perseverance that athletes put forth year- round. Costs include registration fees, meals, accommodation, and transportation.
Strengthen Coach & Volunteer Development – Coaches and volunteers help provide leadership and training. In order to assist athletes achieve their dreams and goals, coaches and volunteers need access to all available quality sporting resources.
You can help Special Olympics athletes win at life!
$5 will subsidize the payment for an athlete to participate in a sport.
Fund-raising Event Sponsorship
Sponsor one of SOO - Greater Ottawa's existing fund-raising events or develop a new, customized fund-raising event.
•Sponsor an Athlete
SOO - Greater Ottawa is looking for individuals, families, or businesses to Sponsor An Athlete. You can be as creative as you like. You can hold a fundraiser such as a pub night, BBQ, silent auction, golf tournament, mini putt tournament, hold a go-cart race, a sport challenge or anything that interests you. The sky is the limit.
We can provide you with posters and brochures for your event. Please contact our Community Fund-raising Co-ordinator at email@example.com or by phone at (613) 860-6184 for more information and help to organize your event.
Become a Sponsor
SOO - Greater Ottawa represents a unique and fresh sponsorship opportunity for your company/organization. By becoming a SOO - Greater Ottawa sponsor, your company/organization will join a prestigious group of companies who have made their commitment to Special Olympics athletes in Ottawa, and around the world.
Many exciting sponsorship opportunities exist within the
organization, ranging anywhere from providing gifts-in-kind donations
for fund-raising events, to sponsoring various programs, events, and even
games. SOO - Greater Ottawa's goal is to customize a sponsorship
package that is mutually beneficial for both organizations. If you have
an interest in becoming involved with a dynamic worldwide charitable
organization, please contact our Community Fund-raising Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Partners Sponsorship Program
SOO - Greater Ottawa is working hard to develop a close working
relationship with the print, radio, and television media in the
community. In addition to their editorial coverage of Special Olympics
Ottawa events and activities, SOO - Greater Ottawa would like to
invite the local media to assist us by providing time and space to a new
endeavour – the SOO - Greater Ottawa Media Partners Sponsorship
Program. This multimedia program would allow SOO - Greater Ottawa to
promote our sport competitions and fund raising activities, as well as
recognize the support of our corporate sponsors.
Planned giving enables you to leave a legacy within your community by enabling SOO - Greater Ottawa to provide life-enhancing sports experiences to individuals with an intellectual disability in the future, while providing tax and financial benefits to you today.
Have your professional advisor tell you more about the financial and tax benefits of planned gifts to provide you with information on the following planned giving options:
Donate items or services for auction and sporting events.
Gifts to SOO - Greater Ottawa are a tangible way to show support for our Special Olympics’ athletes and our life changing community programs. Gifts or bequests can be made in several ways.
If you are interested in making a donation or holding a fundraiser for SOO - Greater Ottawa please email us at email@example.com.
DONATE BY MAIL OR CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please mail or drop off a cheque or money order payable to SOO - Greater Ottawa.
613-860-6184 Community Phone Line
Thank you to everyone who has organized and participated in our recent fund-raising events. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by all of our volunteers and athletes.
Please note that the charity number listed here is not an Ottawa Special Olympic charity number but is the charity number for all of Ontario.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ONTARIO INC. Charity # is