Our Corporate partners are an integral part of Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities. You can partner with us in a variety of ways through event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and volunteerism. All of these help us fulfill our mission by funding life-enriching programs for Chicago athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sponsor an event

SOC/SCC hosts several different events throughout the year including the Chicago Polar Plunge, a team of runners for the Chicago Marathon, the BTN BIG 10K, Special Olympics Chicago Spring Games, and many more. Each event has a unique package of benefits to provide brand awareness, volunteer opportunities for employees, and event participation promoting team-building and inclusion. Our development team can work with you to create a custom partnership that meets your corporate social responsibility and marketing goals.

Become a volunteer

We have volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Volunteering is a great team-building opportunity for your company. You will be able to see firsthand the impact you can have in the lives of the athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all of Chicago’s neighborhoods.


“Jackson and our dedicated associates are proud to continue supporting this fun and growing event to benefit Special Olympics Chicago,” said Danielle Robinson, Jackson’s assistant vice president of corporate philanthropy and Executive Director of Jackson Charitable Foundation. “Pairing corporate sponsorship with associate participation multiplies our collective impact with local nonprofits. We give priority to organizations like Special Olympics Chicago that provide valuable programming to strengthen families and create economic opportunities, ultimately building stronger communities for everyone.”

To find out more about our event sponsorship opportunities and entitlements, please contact Ann Hartnett, Director of Development, at ann.hartnett@sochicago.org or 773-208-6211.