Fundraising Events

All of the athletes’ expenses are paid for through your generosity. Your support helps to transform the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities along with their families, friends and supporters while building interactive inclusive communities of dignity and respect.

Be a Guest at Our Fundraising Events

Special Olympics hosts several fundraising events throughout the year our supporters can participate in including The Law Enforcement Torch Run, Night of Trees Gala, and the Polar Plunge.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics. This 5K run and walk is open to all law enforcement personnel and open to the public.

Night of Trees Gala

Our Gala is a Washington holiday tradition that features dining, dancing, and bidding on exciting items in our live and silent auctions.

Polar Plunge

Get freezin’ for a reason! At the Polar Plunge athletes, co-workers, friends and families raise funds and plunge into an above ground pool to make a big splash in support of Special Olympics DC winter programs.