ways to give


Special Olympics Massachusetts would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. The most impactful way to make a difference is through one of our many fundraising events. Not only will you raise critical funds for the organization, you will also help spread awareness and inclusion through conversations with your donors.

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Show your friends, family and network how inclusion changes lives

The role of fundraiser is so important to the work that Special Olympics Massachusetts does across the commonwealth. It aligns perfectly with our goal of bringing inclusion to every community. As a fundraiser, you will support the organization with financial resources, that are so important to our mission of providing inclusive sports at no cost to the athletes or their families. But, and perhaps more importantly, you will be playing the role of ambassador, introducing and welcoming new people to the world of Special Olympics.

Through conversations with potential donors, you will share your Special Olympics story – why you are involved and helping bring the joy or sport to the disability community. Every year we see new donors turn into volunteers, or even fundraisers themselves. As one of the people sharing the mission of Special Olympics, you will be rewarded with top quality fundraising events and opportunities like the Polar Plunge, 5K races on some of the oldest streets in America, playing cornhole alongside the athletes you are supporting, running the Boston or TCS New York City Marathon or the Asics Falmouth Road Race.

Ways To Fundraise

Whether jumping or running into the water each winter at a Polar Plunge, running or cycling dozens of miles as a member of the Xtra Mile community, participating in a Law Enforcement Torch Run event, or tossing some beanbags at a corporate cornhole tournament, there are so many fun ways to get in the game and support the idea that everyone should be included.
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There are limitless ways you can offer support


Jolly Jaunt 5K

Join us for Boston’s most inclusive Holiday 5K! There are run and walk options on our professionally timed flat 5k course through Boston's Back Bay. Holiday themed races always get you in the spirit and to help we’ve got prizes for best costume and best team costume, so bring your friends.


Over the Edge

We're taking fundraising to a whole new level! Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling, once in a lifetime chance to rappel down a 22-story building in an exciting and completely safe environment.  
Show the athletes how far you'll go to support them at Over the Edge this Fall



For almost 20 years, the Bio-Ball community has shared a commitment to inclusion, sport, and fun while supporting a great organization. Teams made up of life sciences professionals (sponsored by their companies) and Special Olympics basketball teams compete in a March-Madness-style basketball tournament while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for inclusive sports programming in Massachusetts.

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Business and industry fundraising events

Companies large and small have shown their support for the athletes of Special Olympics through in-house fundraisers or tapping their networks to host large industry-wide events that build community and financially.


DIY Fundraising

Special Olympics Massachusetts is honored to have many dedicated community members who take it upon themselves to raise money for the organization, a local team or family member. There are a ton of ways to fundraise and increase community awareness including your favorite 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon, birthday fundraisers, or creative challenges that speak to your interests or goals. Let us know what you are thinking, and we can help you get started.

Ways To Fundraise

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