Fundraising and Donations
Special Olympics Area 26 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities through sport. We rely on our local community for financial support as well as volunteer assistance. It is the generosity of a few businesses in Northern Virginia, organizations, and individuals that contribute and support our athletes in Northern Virginia.
When over 13,000 athletes with an intellectual disability swing a bat, kick a ball or race down the slopes, they’re not just training for the game – they’re training for life.
A 1995 Yale University study proved it: our athletes consistently do better at school, at work and at home than their peers not involved in our year-round sports program. Your monetary gift will help our athletes succeed – in competition and in life.
Donate to Area 26
Direct giving is tax deductible, as Area 26 is a recognized 501(c)3 charity. Your generosity is most appreciated.
Corporate branch offices with community based funds, and local companies with offices or employees in the Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington County areas may give directly to support Area 26 programs.
Donations by Check can be made to Special Olympics Virginia with Area 26 in the memo line. They can be mailed to the Area office at:
Special Olympics VA Area 26
P.O. Box 645
Dunn Loring, VA 22027
If you have questions, you can contact the Fundraising Coordinator from the clickbox
Annandale Sports has provided great service to Area 26 by providing special discounts for uniforms for our athletes and volunteers. We thank them and encourage our community to support them as well.
Inzer has donated uniforms for our Powerlifting team and has discounted other items. They are quality and give great service.
Bash Boxing owner Scott Parker is sponsoring regular BashMatches with our athletes, and also supports our Young Professionals from the Bronson Bierhall (as well as being a generous sponsor.) Look for the article in our upcoming February newsletter.