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


During the month of March, customers can make a donation at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants to help support Special Olympics Oregon athletes.

The Showdown

The Showdown is an all day hybrid fitness competition, that tests overall fitness through feats of speed, strength, and endurance benefiting athlete programming for Special Olympics Oregon.

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.