Fundraising Events

At Special Olympics Oregon, our fundraising events help fuel our mission and programming throughout the year and make services possible for thousands of athletes and their families at no cost. These events engage the community in our mission and are responsible for nearly a quarter of our annual budget. You can learn about our signature fundraising events, as well as our partner fundraising events below.

Polar Plunge

Be bold! Get cold! Take an icy dip, along with thousands of other individuals and organizations around the state, in support of Special Olympics Oregon.

Plane Pull

More than just a test of your physical strength and ability to work as a team. This event is a one of a kind feat of mental toughness that will unlock your inner champion!

Current Partner Events

Help us hit the fundraising jackpot at select Portland Timbers and Thorns games, where a quarter of all in-game raffle ticket sales benefits athlete programming for Special Olympics Oregon.

The Big Float is a celebration of the Willamette River. Come join this parade/float/beach party in downtown Portland, and support Special Olympics Oregon in the 50/50 raffle.

Three days of great local food, drinks and live music!  Soak up the sun while enjoying a drink along with some delicious BBQ! Live music will be playing all weekend long! This event will benefit Special Olympics Oregon.

The LPGA tour’s longest-running non-major tournament is set to return to the Pacific Northwest. For 50 years, Portland’s best courses have played host to some of the strongest fields in golf.

The mission never stops at Special Olympics Oregon. All across the state our athletes compete year-round, we host a multitude of fundraising events and we continuously look for ways to engage our community to promote diversity and inclusion.