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.
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 and Kansas Law Enforcement officers from across the state and its fundraising initiative to serve the needs of the athletes
Designed to create state-wide exposure for companies as nearly 1,000 Kansas Law Enforcement Officers join Special Olympics staff and athletes to raise more than $500,000.00 for Special Olympics Kansas. 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 of Kansas to the Summer Games; Special Olympics Kansas’ largest state sporting event. The LETR also hosts many fundraisers including the Polar Plunge, Truck Convoy, Flame of Hope Motorcycle Ride, Tip-a-Cops, Cops on Top, Midnight Run and sports outings.
Preferred Provider Partner
For companies wishing to simply provide their services at a discounted or cost-free rate to Special Olympics
Designed for companies not interested in monetary donations, but desiring to offer their companies services such as donations of food for athlete meals at events; graphic design, printing or paper for Special Olympics’ publications; awards for participants; facilities for events; or items for one of our fundraising auctions.
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.
Specific Event Partner
For companies interested in just one of our many events that is a fit for your company
- World’s Largest Truck Convoy – Luke Schulte
- Run WITH the Law – contact Jana Fornelli
- First Responder Summer Games – Deb Larimore
- World Games
- USA Games
- Athlete Leadership Program
- Healthy Athletes Program
- Healthy and Wellness Programs
- Young Athletes Program
- Regional Event Partnerships (Contact the Regional Director)
- Heartland Winter Games Auction – Deb Larimore