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 a committee (either engagement or fundraising) and has a minimum goal of raising $500 dollars and volunteering 10 hours annually.
Apply to become an Associate Board Member
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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.
Donate to the Associate Board’s 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 the 7,500 athletes of Special Olympics Chicago! Check out how we celebrated the Virtual Polar Plunge in 2021 in this video: