In order for us to put on more than 300 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 thousands of 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!
This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support Special Olympics Missouri athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters that Missouri has to offer. We have 10 different locations across the state. Click here for more info.
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.
Evening with Andy Reid
The Evening with Andy Reid is an annual fundraiser at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City! We hope to see you at our 2023 event!
Drive it Home Raffle
Thanks to the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association, this yearly raffle consistently raises more than $100,000 for local SOMO athletes.
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 annual Gary Brimer 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 a 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.
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.
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.
Strikers for SOMO Bowling Tournament
We hosted our first-ever Strikers for SOMO Bowling Tournament in October 2022! This event provided a unique opportunity to raise awareness for Special Olympics Missouri, show the abilities of our athletes, and share our message of unity and inclusion through the sport of bowling. We can't wait to see everyone in 2023!
Scott Wright Memorial Cornhole Classic
In honor of Special Olympics Missouri athlete Scott Wright, this cornhole tournament raises money for Special Olympics Missouri's Southeast Area athletes.
Picture Me Perfect Art Crawl
Join Special Olympics Missouri and Southeast Enterprises as we celebrate the arts by attending our annual Picture Me Perfect Art Crawl!
Upcoming Fundraiser Dates
Columbia Polar Plunge
Join us at the Columbia Polar Plunge on March 11, 2023 at Bass Pro Shops Lake. More information to come.
Ladies Night Out Piccadilly Gala
Join us for a fun filled evening, this year it is a Garden Party theme! $50 per person, or table of 10 for $450 Games/Prizes and a quarter auction for…
Special Olympics Missouri Health Resource Fair
It’s time to get healthy with information, resources and giveaways at one location. This 2nd annual FREE event is here for the community to enjoy! Visit with medical pro’s on…
Jimmie’s Miles for Medals
Jimmie’s Miles for Medals Dice Run is a motorcycle ride benefiting Special Olympics KC Metro teams. This is a fundraiser ran by the Special Olympics Missouri Fan Clubs of Kansas…