Thank you for your interest in supporting Brockville and Area Special Olympics. By now you have read a little about our organization and the programs. Currently we have more than 80 active athletes and 70 volunteers who give freely of their time and energy. Our athletes can participate in 1 or all of our about11 sports for an annual registration fee of $25. The annual budget for running the programs is approximately $300 per athlete. We rely on the generosity of the community and individuals like yourself for support. (Financial, management structure and operating guidelines are available as required.)
We limit our major fundraising efforts to a biennial “Fundraising Drive” which ends with a Gala in the November time frame. This event provides an opportunity for “Friends of Brockville and Area Special Olympics” to provide sponsorship for our various sport programs and activities; to enjoy an evening of fun and have an opportunity to acquire an item during our Live and Silent auctions. All funds raised are retained in Leeds and Grenville.
Every other year, we host a Breakfast of Champions which may raise a few dollars but is really an opportunity for the community to meet our athletes and volunteers. It is also held in the November time frame.
Ways to Donate
Your donation cheque can be made out to “Brockville and Area Special Olympics” and sent to Special Olympics Brockville and Area, c/o Terry Dawson.
Give a call to our Fundraising Coordinator, or Terry Dawson, Community Coordinator, at 613-923-2655. There are many ways that you can support our athletes – attend our Gala, donate an auction item, sponsor a sport program or sport event, support the purchase of equipment or uniforms, support an athlete going to the National Games (estimated cost of $1600), in-kind donations, etc. The choices are many and we are open to all options
Make an online donation HERE.
Note: we are charged a 3% fee for this service.
Placement of Company Logo or be identified as a “Friend of Brockville and Area Special Olympics” on our website – Issued a Tax receipt – where possible mentioned in Media releases. Most importantly “Bring a smile to the face of an athlete” and helping us maintain our programs and expanding them to more individuals in Leeds and Grenville.
On behalf of our athletes and volunteers “Thank You” for your donation and support
Special Olympics Ontario Registered Charitable Number: 11906 8435 RR0001