In order for us to put on more than 350 trainings and competitions every year, we need to generate more than $7 million in revenue each year. Most of that funding comes directly from individuals like you! It's through events such as the Drive it Home Raffle or the Polar Plunge that allow us to reach more than 16,900 athletes year in and year out.
See below for a comprehensive list of fundraisers of which you can be a part.
At the bottom of the page, you will find a separate list of events that you can take part in to support Special Olympics Missouri.
If you want to host a fundraiser of your own, we call those third-party events and we'd love to have you do exactly that!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is both a group of fundraising events all year-long and a yearly run that ends at State Summer Games. The group of law enforcement officers raises more than $1 million every year for Special Olympics Missouri athletes through many events you see right here on this page. Click here for more info.
This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters that Missouri has to offer. We have 11 different locations across the state. Click here for more info.
Rally with Big Red
The Rally with Big Red promotion is a partnership between SOMO and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. We have a line of apparel with his caricature on it. Items include T-shirts, hoodies, and hats. Click here for more info.
Drive it Home Raffle
Thanks to the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association, this yearly raffle consistently raises more than $100,000 for local SOMO athletes. In 2020, we raffled off a 2020 GMC Canyon 4x4 truck AND a Yamaha watercraft as well. Click here for more info.
A couple of times per year, local officers across the state volunteer to wait tables at your favorite restaurants. Your tips will go to support Special Olympics Missouri's sports training and athletic competition for more than 16,900 individuals. Click here for more info.
Dare to Dream Golf Scramble
The Dare to Dream Charity Golf Tournament in the KC Metro Area takes place every summer. Proceeds go to our Athlete Sports Camp. Golfers will enjoy a great day at one of the area’s most prestigious golf courses. Click here for more info.
Jeff City Super Hero Bocce
An annual fall event in Jefferson City, this fundraiser pairs community members with local SOMO athletes for a double-elimination bocce tournament. Click here for more info.
The Truck Convoy is an annual fundraiser in Joplin, Mo., for Special Olympics Missouri where truckers from all over the country descend upon southwest Missouri to take part in a truck show, convoy, and live auction. Click here for more info.
Every fall, the Clayton Police Dept., hosts the annual Special Olympics 5k alongside the St. Louis Track Club's annual half marathon. Click here for more info.
Ladies Night Out Piccadilly
We have two different piccadillies (also known as Ladies Night Out) for you to take part in -- one in the spring (St. Joseph) and one in the fall (Jefferson City). Click here for more info.
During the month of June, Casey’s General Stores and Coca-Cola are teaming up to raise awareness and funds for the more than 16,900 athletes of Special Olympics Missouri. Click here for more info.
Shamrock 5k Fun Run
The Shamrock 5k is a Fun Run/Walk benefiting Special Olympics Missouri North Area every St. Patrick's Day. It is a joint event between local law enforcement and Special Olympics. Click here for more info.
Jimmie's Miles for Medals
Jimmie's Miles for Medals Dice Run is a motorcycle ride benefiting Special Olympics KC Metro and its 1,850 athletes. This is a fundraiser run by the Special Olympics Missouri Fan Clubs of Kansas City.
Cop on a Rooftop
Cop on a Rooftop events are in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run. A restaurant or business allows law enforcement officers to take shifts on top of their buildings to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Missouri. Click here for more info.
Angling for Athletes
Angling for Athletes is a fishing tournament and fundraiser put on by Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G in the fall at Bull Shoals Lake.
Upcoming Fundraiser Dates
Springfield Polar Plunge
Ski Shack Cable Park 5539 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65810 “Wave” Plunge Times 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Participants must raise a minimum of $75.00 by event date. www.somo.org/plunge …
Kirksville Polar Plunge
Thousand Hills State Park, Saturday, March 5th This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling…
Pee Wee Polar Plunge – Springfield
Do you have a kiddo at home who would love to be a part of the Polar Plunge? The Pee Wee Plunge is open to any child through 9 years…
Columbia Polar Plunge
This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In 2021,…
Tom Smith, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament
The Tom and Fran Smith Family invite you to join them for this tournament, held in remembrance of Tom & Fran’s son, Police Officer Tom Smith, Jr. Following in his…