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EVENTS + FUNDRAISING


Join us and support our mission.

Special Olympics Delaware offers a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.

Whether you enjoy running, golfing, driving a tractor trailer, riding a motorcycle or jumping in the ocean, there are plenty of opportunities to make an impact. When you participate in our fundraising events, you help Special Olympics Delaware continue to transform lives through the joy of sport.


Champions Together

Be Inspired.

Luncheon Event – Occurs each Fall and Spring

Friends and supporters gather together to learn about, and potentially invest in, the mission of Special Olympics Delaware.


Law Enforcement Torch Run

Carry the Flame.

Occurs each Summer

Members of law enforcement carry the Flame of Hope across the state, lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion. The general public can support them by purchasing a T-shirt to help light the way for acceptance and inclusion.


Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

Be Bold. Get Cold.

Occurs the first Sunday in February

Each February, thousands of “Bears” take an icy dip – either at Rehoboth Beach or virtually – and participate in an iconic Delaware tradition … and SODE’s most significant fundraiser.


Night of Heroes

Celebrate the Spirit.

Occurs each Fall

The Special Olympics community celebrates the organization’s successes and recognizes those who make it possible with an annual awards ceremony.


Over the Edge

Face the Challenge.

Occurs each Spring

Brave Edgers rappel 17 stories (that’s 222 feet!) “Over the Edge” of a downtown Wilmington building – conquering their fears to support the cause.


Reindeer Run & Romp 5K

Run and Romp for Respect.

Occurs the First Friday in December

From casual walkers to elite runners, and anyone looking for fun and festivity, are welcome at this nighttime 5K through downtown Newark.


Ride to the Tide

Rev up for Inclusion.

Occurs each Spring

Motorcyclists from around the region and beyond start their engines for a police-escorted ride from Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna to the Lewes beach area.


Summer Camp Golf Classic

Golf for a Cause.

Occurs each Summer

Golfers have the chance to play a round at the elite Bidermann Golf Course and raise funds for SODE athletes to attend Summer Camp.


Truck Convoy

Drive Change.

Occurs each Fall

Members of the trucking industry join together for a police-escorted convoy through scenic Kent County, starting at the Delaware State Fairgrounds.


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