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 23rd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge

March 5, 2023
Join us at North Avenue Beach for the 23rd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge! 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 White Sox Event

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

Spike for SOC/SCC

August 2023
Join our Associate Board at North Avenue Beach for a beach volleyball tournament!

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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 30, 2022 – 5:30–8:30 PM – The Old Post Office
Enjoy an evening celebrating Chicago’s 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.

Upcoming Third Party Events