Our fundraising events are fun ways to meet up with your friends and support our athletes.  For corporate sponsorship information, contact Ann.Hartnett@sochicago.org.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 8, 2023

We believe connecting people through sports and physical activity are the beginning steps in spreading our mission of inclusion, acceptance, and joy. Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities is working to create a more inclusive Chicago… one mile at a time!

Whether you are a first-time marathoner or an avid runner, Team Special Olympics Chicago is a group of runners dedicated to supporting athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Evening Reception

November 29, 2023
Enjoy an evening celebrating Chicago‚Äôs talented athletes and honoring the organizations that make a difference in their lives and in Chicago. Tickets are $125 which include heavy appetizers and drinks. All proceeds support athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Chicago.

Click here to see a photo gallery from 2022.

The 24th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson

March 3, 2024
Join us at North Avenue Beach for the 24th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson! Our biggest fundraiser of the year is also a Chicago winter tradition. Don’t miss an unforgettable experience and help us support thousands of athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities all across Chicago!

SOC/SCC Associate Board Baseball Fundraiser

July 27, 2023
Come watch the Chicago White Sox while supporting our athletes with this fundraiser from the SOC/SCC Associate Board!

Spike for SOC/SCC

September, 2024

Join our Associate Board at North Avenue Beach for a beach volleyball tournament!

Upcoming Third Party Events