Fundraising Events and Promotions
Every year, Special Olympics Florida holds several major specialty fundraising events as well as ongoing fundraising programs, that help support your local Special Olympics programs. Check out other cool ways for you to raise some money, help out Special Olympics, and have a lot of FUN!
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In late 2009, the state of Florida more than doubled the fee for specialty plates, making the cost prohibitive and dropping sales of specialty license plates 67 percent. This is costing millions of dollars in losses to the non-profit organizations that benefit from specialty plates, including Special Olympics Florida!
Donations from Florida's 113 specialty plates fund an array of important programs: the plates are more than a show of support, they are a substantial form of funding for good works.
Click here to contact your Florida house and senate legislators and let them know that you support the repeal of the additional fees for the specialty license plates.
Organizations with specialty plates in Florida must have a minimum of 1,000 new plates sold annually in order to remain a part of the specialty plate program. Our 2010 plate sales to date are very low and if you or someone you know has ever contemplated getting a Special Olympics Florida license plate, this would be the time to do so!
As one of the very first specialty plates approved in Florida, it would be a shame to see this great revenue and awareness-raising opportunity disappear. AND our specialty plate fee is the lowest of any specialty plate at only $15 (minus State of FL fees)! Your extra $15 will benefit the local Special Olympics program in the county where you purchase your plate - not many other specialty plates programs can say that!
Since its offering in 1994, Special Olympics Florida's specialty license plate has raised over $1 million dollars to benefit Florida's children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Thousands of plates have been issued to supporters across the State. Ordering a plate can be done when you renew your registration at your local tax collector's office. Specialty tags cost a set fee ($15 - minus State of FL fees) annually above the standard Florida tag. The additional funds go to support Special Olympics Florida.
Give a truly "moving" gift! The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department has authorized the issuance of specialty license plate gift certificates. This program allows anyone to purchase a specialty license plate as a gift for a motor vehicle registrant.
This gift certificate program works much like any gift certificate. Upon payment of the statutorily authorized annual use fee, a gift certificate may now be purchased at an authorized motor vehicle office (e.g., state motor vehicle office, local tax collector office, or licensed tag agent) for any of the 104 specialty license plates currently available in Florida.
At the time of purchase, a receipt will be provided and a credit will be issued in the name of the gift recipient, which can then be redeemed by the recipient at the time the specialty license plate is purchased. You do not have to purchase and redeem the certificate at the same office. The gift certificate is not required to be presented to redeem the credit, just proper identification (i.e. Florida driver’s license or ID card). Once a gift certificate is purchased, the money is given to the sponsoring plate entity as specified by Florida Statutes. Therefore, refunds are not available for gift certificates.
A specialty license plates is a unique gift, and a great way to support Special Olympics Florida. Please remember that in Florida, most registrations are renewed on the birth date of the registrant, so these gift certificates can also be a great birthday gift.
Exchange International and its members support Special Olympics Florida through generous donations of vacation weeks. Donated accommodations help raise funds at special events, auction and raffles around the state.
As a year-round sponsor, Special Olympics Florida is proud to work directly with Exchange International to raise funds that allow our athletes opportunities to reach their personal best. Exchange International features a one-of-a-kind exchange forum, an on-line resort auction and a donation program providing members a cost effective and efficient alternative to their property usage.
We are proud to have Community Health Charities represent us in workplace giving campaigns throughout Florida. Through payroll deduction at your workplace, you can designate Special Olympics Florida as your charity of choice.
Even if your employer provides a list of preferred charities and you don't see our name on it, you can do a manual "write-in" to ensure your donation goes to your selected charity.
Did you know, you can redeem Membership Rewards® points from American Express for a donation? Help us at Special Olympics Florida reach our goal of 1,000,000 points. For every 1,000 points you redeem, we will receive a $10.00 donation. Redeem your points or dontate today!
We all have to have insurance. So why not have it benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida?!
Do you love to read magazines? You can help Special Olympics Florida by ordering or renewing your favorite magazines through our partner, DialAmerica. You’ll get BIG discounts and DialAmerica will contribute 12-1/2% of your paid subscription to us. It’s easy and costs you nothing. Order today.
The 12th Annual Special Olympics Florida Golf Classic will be held on April 20, 2013 at ChampionsGate Golf Resort -- where golfers compete for awards and prizes, while walking in the footsteps of legends on the Greg Norman signature golf courses.
The 16th Annual Special Olympics Florida Golf Classic was held in October 2012 at the beautiful Heathrow Country Club! Golfers compete for awards and prizes and also receive tee gifts, lunch, on-course beverages, dinner and chances to bid on live and silent auction items.