Donations to SOO - Stratford & Area can be made in many ways.   Typically donations are directed to expenses related to the purchase of equipment and/or uniforms, payment of tournament fees, facility costs or similar expenses. Donations may be allocated to a specific sports club, depending on the wishes of the donor. 

A tax receipt may be issued for donations of $20 or more providing the donor name and address are supplied.

Contact Person:  Steve Wray, Treasurer

Our Organization

Every day SOO - Stratford & Area makes a difference in the lives of people living with intellectual disabilities. That difference is reflected in their relationships with their friends and their families, as well as many other aspects of their lives.

Special Olympics is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides sport training and competition opportunities at regional, provincial, national, and international levels for individuals with an intellectual disability. Its primary objective is to contribute to the physical, social, and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities through positive, successful experiences in sport. These positive experiences help build self-confidence, self-esteem, pride, and a great sense of accomplishment.

Your contributions will help athletes:

  • participate in the sport they wish in the community where they live
  • enjoy programs every day of the year
  • grow physically, emotionally, and socially
  • compete locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally
  • make dreams come true

You can help Special Olympics athletes win at life!

$5 will subsidize the payment for an athlete to participate in a sport.
$20 will send an athlete to a local competition. 

$35 will register an athlete for one sport for a full sport season.   

$100 will provide a coach with specialized training.
$150 will send an athlete to Provincial Game.
$300 purchases equipment for one Special Olympics sport club to be developed.
$1,000 will send a team to a local competition.
$100 per month or $1,200 per year sends one athlete to National Games.

Become a Sponsor        

Special Olympics represents a unique and fresh sponsorship opportunity for your organization. By becoming a Special Olympics sponsor, your organization will join a prestigious group of organizations who have made their commitment to Special Olympics athletes in Stratford & Area and around the world.

Many exciting sponsorship opportunities exist within SOO - Stratford & Area ranging anywhere from providing gift-in-kind donations for fund-raising events to sponsoring various programs, events, and even Games.  Our goal is to customize a sponsorship package that is mutually beneficial. If you have an interest in becoming involved with our dynamic worldwide charitable organization, please contact Tracy Dickenson, our Fundraising Coordinator, for more information.

Volunteer Grants (Corporate Donations)        

Many of our local companies offer volunteer grants when their employees complete a number of hours of volunteer work.  If you have such a program in place, Tracy Dickenson, our Fundraising Coordinator, can provide assistance from SOO - Stratford & Area.  

Gift-In-Kind Donations         

Donate items or services for auction, sporting events or other initiatives.  Gifts to SOO - Stratford & Area are a tangible way to show support for our Special Olympics athletes and our life-changing community programs.  

Donations by Mail

Cheques or money orders should be made payable to SOO - Stratford & Area.

Mailing Address:

SOO - Stratford & Area

356 Ontario Street, Suite 282

Stratford, ON, N5A 7X6