SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Official 2017 Beneficiary
“We’re excited to announce our affiliation with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), in association with the Law Enforcement Torch Run! SOSC is the official 2017 charitable beneficiary for EPIC Series! 18% of proceeds from select 2017 EPIC Series events will go directly to SOSC, and all 2017 EPIC Series events are open for public donations to SOSC!
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries — and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global and social movement.
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Please view the following video to see the full spectrum of our activities.
ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser with more than 3,500 officers in Southern California championing acceptance and inclusion. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is represented in all 50 U.S. states, Canadian provinces and 46 nations with 97,000 officers around the world, raising more than half a billion dollars since its inception in 1981. The Law Enforcement Torch Run in Southern California is one the leading program in the world, raising $1.8 million in 2016 with participants representing 200 law enforcement agencies.
Why Your Donation Matters
Special Olympics Southern California works hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of our athletes, 89 cents goes directly to program costs. Programs are free to the athletes and their families, so donations are critical to our program. Examples of program expenses include equipment, uniforms, transportation, facility fees, background screening costs, official’s fees and more.
- $50 provides new sports equipment
- $100 sponsors a child’s participation in School Games
- $500 sponsors an athlete for one year
- $2,500 trains 5 athletes for an entire year
- $4,000 supports an entire team of athletes
- $10,000 underwrites a school partnership program
- $25,000 sponsors a regional competition
- $100,000 Trains 200 athletes for an entire year
- $250,000 supports program costs for an entire sport