There is something about the thrill of competition. The sweat, the hustle, the effort that comes with doing your best. The joy of victory, the challenge of falling behind, the support of a team and the encouragement of a cheering crowd. Behind it all – there is achievement.
Across the state of Kansas, more than 5,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities participate in events each year – yet our reach goes so much further. Thousands more are touched by the will power of these athletes through volunteering their time, their talents, and their donations. And, in turn, our athletes are inspired by their dedication and support.
Special Olympics Kansas has several ways for companies to show their support for our athletes. From dress down days to a corporate donation, we are able to custom build a package to suit your needs.
Luke Schulte, VP of Development and LETR
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 620.408.4450
Kate Buenger, Director of Development
email@example.com ~ 913.236.9290 Ext. 107
Mitch Guthrie, Director of Development
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 316.734.2233
Special Olympics Kansas, Inc.
Tax Identification Number: 48-0890981
Special OlympicsKansas, Inc.
5280 Foxridge Drive, Mission, KS 66202
For companies looking for year-round association.
Designed to recognize an elite collection of companies who make a significant contribution and commitment to Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) through a variety of partnership opportunities which may include event participation, employee fundraising, consumer cause marketing, and valuable in-kind donations. In return, Mission partners receive top-notch servicing from Special Olympics staff and exclusive recognition benefits throughout the year, as well as first offers to sponsor signature and new events. If your company is looking for a way to exponentially raise its sales bar, increase company exposure, create teamwork within your company, and affiliate itself with the world’s most creditable charity, this is your opportunity!
State Games Partner
For companies looking to tap into the core of the organization by affiliating themselves with the athletes and their competitions
Designed to create a connection between your company and nearly 6,000 athletes, 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. You will have the opportunity to sponsor one of six State Games held in various locations across the state of Kansas throughout the year and build a new base of support with the athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans who attend each tournament. Your company will gain access to a cause that is near and dear to your consumers’ hearts, and send a message that your company goes above and beyond.
- John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games, Weston, MO – January
- State Basketball, Hays – March
- State Powerlifting, Lawrence – May
- State Summer Games, Wichita – June
- Charles E. Watson Softball and Golf Tournament – July
- Soccer and Bocce, Olathe – September
- Fall Sports Classic, Johnson County – November
Polar Plunge Partner
For companies looking to associate with Special Olympics’ largest statewide fundraising event
Designed to create tremendous exposure for companies as Kansans jump into the state’s icy waters, or watch friends jump in, during the cold Kansas winter to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas athletes. Dip your toes or make a splash, this is definitely the fundraiser to be “exposed” with!
Law Enforcement Torch Run Partner
For companies interested in partnering with Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) and Kansas Law Enforcement Officers’ from across the state serving the needs of athletes.
Designed to create state-wide exposure for companies as nearly 1,000 Kansas Law Enforcement Officers join SOKS Staff and athletes ro raise more than $500,000.00 annually. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) began in Kansas in 1981 and has ignited into the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness campaign for Special Olympics worldwide. Each year, Kansas Law Enforcement Officers relay the Flame of Hope across the state to the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games; SOKS’ largest state sporting event. The LETR hosts many events including Polar Plunges®, Truck Convoy, Tip-a-Cops, Midnight Run, Gof Tournaments and more. Visit the LETR page for more information.
Download the Sponsorship Brochure for more details.
Cause Marketing Partner
For companies that choose to conduct a marketing campaign tied to Special Olympics Kansas
Designed for companies to increase sales and enhance company image through promotions with Special Olympics, including in-store product promotions, store coupons with a percentage donated to Special Olympics Kansas, etc. In return, SOKS will market your company on our website, in our E-News and in other media outlets as available.