The opportunity for Special Olympics York County athletes to train and compete in sports activities at the local and state levels is supported entirely by local financial contributions from generous individuals, companies, and organizations. We receive no direct financial support from either government agencies or from the state or national Special Olympics governing bodies.

Our major fundraiser is the annual Polar Bear Plunge in February. Several local organizations also run independent fundraisers on our behalf. The program also benefits from numerous “in-kind” donations and discounts from local businesses and sports venues. The balance of our annual financial support comes from donations from our friends in the York community.

Donation checks may be mailed to:

Special Olympics York County
P.O. Box 333
Dover PA 17315

United Way workplace donations can also be directed to the Special Olympics York County program through the United Way “Donor Choice” option. Just fill in our name and address, and a designated donation amount on the annual United Way pledge form.

Further information?
Memorial or honorary contributions?
Legacy gifts through your estate or other charitable giving instruments?

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You can also support Special Olympics York County by participating in these events and programs that are sponsored independently on our behalf:

  • York County Community Foundation:
    “York County’s Fund for Special Olympics” permanent endowment
  • York County Law Enforcement organizations:
    “Cops and Lobsters” at Red Lobster restaurant
    “5k Torch Run” at Rudy Park
  • Special Olympics Celebrity Golf Classic at York ODCC
  • Carl Gardner Memorial Golf Outing at Briarwood
  • York Holiday Basketball Classic tournament

Thank You!

Special Olympics York County, as a local program of Special Olympics Pennsylvania Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (Fed. EIN 23-2078543). Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The official registration and financial information of SOPA, Inc. (Special Olympics, Pennsylvania) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Commonwealth of Pa Bureau of Charitable Organizations, 124 Pine St. Harrisburg, Pa. 17101