Help us reach one more athlete, so that they too may enjoy the wonderful gifts of opportunity, inclusion, health, achievement and JOY through Special Olympics! Your gift will help fund athletic uniforms, awards, sports training and competition facilities, coaches’ education, transportation and much more. No athlete or family is ever asked to pay a fee of any kind to participate in Special Olympics. Your gift helps carry the flame of hope for participating athletes. Learn about additional ways to donate to Special Olympics.

Many companies offer a matching gift program that will maximize your impact on Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. Find out if your company will match your gift!

In Honor/In Memory

Celebrate a special occasion in a meaningful way with a gift to Special Olympics in honor or in memory of family and friends.

To make a gift in honor or in memory of family and friends, please send a check to:

Special Olympics North Carolina
2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste. 201
Morrisville, NC 27560

or make a gift instantly by clicking on the link below.

Become a Monthly Donor

Special Olympics sports training and competitions happen every day.  Monthly giving is an easy and convenient way you can support our athletes year-round.

Additional Ways to Give

Partnering with Special Olympics North Carolina provides opportunities for your company or organization to spread its message to thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and families all while supporting nearly 40,000 Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics athletes and their families are never asked to pay to be a part of Special Olympics.  This includes training and competition facilities, equipment, uniforms, housing and meals at events, awards, coaches’ education and much more.

Special Olympics North Carolina works with each corporation to create a customized partnership that may include marketing opportunities, employee engagement and recognition at corporate special events and sports competitions.

Recognition of all contributions and marketing dollars is commensurate with the level of support and tailored to that corporation or organization.

Your company can partner in the following ways:

  • Seasonal or year-round partnerships
  • Fundraising event partnerships
  • Employee volunteerism and fundraising
  • Promotional campaigns (Cause Marketing)
  • Goods & services partnerships

View our current statewide sponsors!

The Spirit Partner program is an important part of Special Olympics North Carolina’s continuing efforts to maintain, improve and create new opportunities for athletes. Gifts from Spirit Partners are used exclusively for programmatic expenses, thereby enabling Special Olympics to provide nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina with the very best in sports training, leadership development and Olympic-style competition.

With an annual gift of $1,000 (Giver of Courage), $2,500 (Giver of Joy) or $5,000 (Giver of Hope) you will join the ranks of a very special group of people. SONC Spirit Partners embody the spirit of this wonderful organization and truly inspire greatness among the athletes.

The average cost to provide Special Olympics programs to one athlete for one year is $200. Members of the Sponsor An Athlete program provide sport and event equipment, athletic uniforms, travel expenses, and training expenses – the ski slopes, bowling lanes, tennis courts, swimming pools and soccer fields on which dreams come true every day.  Sponsor an Athlete and see the JOY for yourself.

For most of us, our charitable giving helps us answer significant questions such as “Who am I?” and “What are my values?” Our giving might be something learned from our parents, based in faith, or driven by a life-changing event. As a result, leaving a legacy is much more than a financial aspiration—it represents a chance to pass along our values.

Visit our gift planning website that outlines the most common ways you can show your support of Special Olympics through legacy giving, including the Champion’s Society.

Your legacy gift will ensure that our work empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition continues long into the future.

To answer any questions you may have, please contact Connie Grandmason, Director of Bequests & Estate Gifts toll-free at 866-690-3951 or

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF), also known as a charitable giving account,  is a charitable giving opportunity that allows donors to make a contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit and then recommend grants from the fund over time to support their favorite causes.   Learn more about supporting Special Olympics using a DAF at this link.

Change a life, one paycheck at a time.  Designate Special Olympics in your workplace giving campaign, or ask that Special Olympics be included as a charity your company supports.  Invite a Special Olympics Global Messenger to speak at a company lunch and learn or other employee gathering.  Be inspired, and inspire others to join you in supporting Special Olympics.

Federal and state employees can support Special Olympics through CFC and SECC campaigns by using #71754 (federal) or #1520 (state).

Special Olympics North Carolina is able to provide first class sports training and athletic competition to people with intellectual disabilities thanks to the generous donations from corporate groups and individuals across the state.

In addition to monetary support, Special Olympics North Carolina is always in need of office and athletic equipment donations. For local programs, equipment such as chairs, tables, file cabinet and computers can can be a very large expense. Purchasing athletic equipment such as soccer goals, basketballs, sport apparel and bats and balls can also be difficult.   Individuals, groups and businesses are encouraged to donate any new or used office or athletic equipment. Special Olympics North Carolina does not accept used trophies, plaques or exercise equipment.

Thanks to the support of donors, athletes are never a charged a fee to participate. For more information on donating equipment to Special Olympics North Carolina or to explore other volunteer opportunities, please contact Keith Fishburne at 800-843-6276 ext. 102.

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85% of every dollar raised is used directly in Special Olympics sports training and competition and leadership programs for people with intellectual disabilities.