BY THE NUMBERS

  • 247 KEY PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS (email us to learn more about becoming a partner)

  • 11,860 GIFTS MADE ONLINE


largest fundraisers

polar plunge

Video above; click to play. The Polar Plunge is one of our trademarked signature fundraising events where people run into frigid bodies of water to raise money for our athletes. For more information on the Plunge and to take part in 2019, visit www.SOMO.org/Plunge.

  • 3,000+ PLUNGERS

  • $950,000+ RAISED

  • 77 missouri association of student council schools raised $148,516

CASEY’S GENERAL STORES PROMO

Casey’s General Stores continued its partnership in June by teaming up with Coca-Cola to do in-store promotions and selling pin-up icons. We are looking forward to another successful year with Casey’s and Coca-Cola in 2019!

Casey’s General Stores continued its partnership in June by teaming up with Coca-Cola to do in-store promotions and selling pin-up icons. We are looking forward to another successful year with Casey’s and Coca-Cola in 2019!

  • 324 STORES

  • $179,000+ RAISED

  • West Plains location was no. 1 in missouri with $4,066 raised

  • Missouri was No. 2 in the country in money raised through this promotion

DRIVE IT HOME RAFFLE

Video above; click to play. Thanks to the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association, the 2018 Drive It Home Raffle is an opportunity for SOMO supporters to sell $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2018 Ford Explorer. To see what we're giving away in 2019, visit www.SOMO.org/Raffle.

  • 20,000+ TICKETS sold

  • $105,000 RAISED

  • 7 finalists from around the state, 6 won $500

  • thanks to missouri automobile dealers association for donating the 2018 explorer


law enforcement torch run

In 2018, Missouri’s Law Enforcement Torch Run rounded out its 32nd year of supporting SOMO athletes through volunteering and fundraising around the state.

by the numbers:

  • 33 years of letr in missouri

  • 80 different special events

  • 112 torch club agencies

  • 2,461 letr runners

  • 5,000+ participating officers

  • $1.8 million raised in 2018

  • $2 million goal for 2019


other fundraising highlights

stL Day on the runway

St. Louis Lambert International Airport opened one of its runways on April 15 for a full-day of activities including a 5K and plane pull.

  • 32 plane pull teams

  • 950 participants in 5k

  • $118,000+ raised

  • 190,000 lbs. —
    weight of the plane

OVER THE EDGE — ST. LOUIS

Over the Edge (St. Louis) is a fundraising event that allows our supporters to take their love for our program to new heights. Participants raised $1,000 for the opportunity to rappel down the Hyatt Regency at the Arch hotel on Sept. 29.

  • 17 number of stories participants rappelled

  • $69,000 raised

  • 50 participants

truck convoy

The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics took place Sept. 29 in Joplin, Mo. This is a unique fundraising event for SOMO where hundreds of truckers show off their rides and take part in a convoy around town.

The Truck Convoy for Special Olympics took place Sept. 29 in Joplin, Mo. This is a unique fundraising event for SOMO where hundreds of truckers show off their rides and take part in a convoy around town.

  • 522 trucks

  • $190,000+ raised

  • No. 1 in the world for
    both number of trucks
    and money raised

gold medal gala

Guests of the Gold Medal Gala in St. Louis enjoyed a reception, dinner, drinks and silent and live auctions. A guest had this to say about the event, “I have been to many galas and I have to say that this is not your typical gala. The involvement of SOMO athletes made the event unique, fun and exciting!”

  • 8 athletes were involved in the planning and execution of the event

  • 214 people attended

  • $60,000+ raised