Donation Impact

Fundraising is required to participate in the Polar Plunge, and the minimum $75 you raise accomplishes so much more than getting you to jump into a frozen lake! No matter your donation size or total fundraising amount, you are making a difference in the lives of over 8,200 Special Olympics athletes across the state.


$2.50 Provides a first place athlete with a gold medal at an SOMN competition.

$5.00 Provides a meal to an athlete at an SOMN competition.

$10 Provides a hearing screening and hearing aids to an SOMN athlete.

$15 Provides a non-invasive dental screening, hygiene education, toothbrush, toothpaste and mouth guard to an SOMN athlete.

$20 Provides physical therapy screening and stretch/exercise coaching to an SOMN athlete.

$30 Puts a child through an 8 week SOMN Young Athletes season.

$45 Sends a coach to SOMN’s Sports Academy training program.

$60 Provides an eye examination and a pair of glasses to 2 SOMN athletes.

$100 Sends a Unified Pair to SOMN’s Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs University).

$250 Implements a Respect Campaign into a school, business or organization.

$300 Provides necessary equipment for an entire Young Athletes season.

$500 Provides funding to start a new Special Olympics Minnesota Delegation.

$1,250 Sends an SOMN athlete to Special Olympics USA Games.


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