Our Associate Board is a dedicated group of young professionals who are passionate about supporting Special Olympics Chicago…and having fun while doing it! Members attend monthly meetings where they plan fundraising and volunteering events to benefit our athletes.

Each member serves on an event committee and has a minimum goal of raising $500 dollars and volunteering at two events annually.

To join the Associate Board or learn about other volunteer opportunities, email To donate to Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities, click here.

Upcoming Events

Special Olympics Chicago / Special Children’s Charities Baseball Fundraiser
Thurs. July 27, 2023 @ 7:10 PM @ Guaranteed Rate Field
Check out our Instagram and Facebook for the most up-to-date details.
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Help the Associate Board Support Special Olympics Chicago

Apply to become an Associate Board Member

Promote awareness and engagement in communities through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and advocacy. Committed to attending monthly board meetings, volunteering at a minimum of 2 events each year, and raising $500 for Special Olympics Chicago.

Join the Friends of the Board

If you’re interested in supporting SOC, but aren’t looking for a regular commitment, Friends of the Board is for you! Friends of the Board are kept up to date about Associate Board volunteering, fundraising and social events and opportunities. They help out whey they are able and have no fundraising or engagement requirements. Friends of the Board generally attend at least one Special Olympics Chicago Associate Board event per year.

UPDATE: For 2023 Polar Plunge, SOCAB raised $33,406!

Donate to the Associate Board’s 2023 Chicago Polar Plunge team

Each year the Associate Board along with their family and friends join together as their team Young, Wild & Freeze to take the Plunge into Lake Michigan to support thousands of athletes of Special Olympics Chicago! We’re doing this again on Sunday, March 5, and we can’t wait!

Thanks to everyone who made our 2022 plunge such a success! We raised over $31,000 as a team!

Associate Board Member Stories