Why Give

Why Give

It’s a gift that will bring such joy and accomplishment to so many people’s lives in the future. What better gift can you give?”

– Gene Presson, The Champion’s Society® member, when asked what he would say to someone who was considering including a gift for Special Olympics in their own plans

Inclusion Leads to Real Change

Special Olympics has been building a movement to break down barriers – both on and off the field in health and education – all through the power of sport. Your support inspires action to ultimately end discrimination for people with intellectual disabilities. Thanks to committed supporters like you, together we can:

  • Empower athletes

    to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

  • Tackle the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice

    that people with intellectual disabilities face.

  • Create a better world

    through acceptance and inclusion.

  • Inclusion leads to real change

    at home and around the world. Together, through the power of our athletes and our sports, we can usher in a new world of unity, tolerance and respect.


Create Your Legacy of Acceptance, Inclusion and Tolerance

When you include a gift in your will, you can create an enduring legacy that will help people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success through the power of sports, and guarantee the long-term success of our athletes.

See more here about how you can make a lasting impact

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Questions? I'm here to help.

Connie Grandmason
Office of Planned Giving
Special Olympics
plannedgiving@specialolympics.org
(202) 536-5541, or toll free (866) 690-3951
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