Join hundreds of officers from local, county, state, federal, and military agencies who are going above the normal call of duty and support the 2021 Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California.

We are promoting acceptance and inclusion as we ran or walked from October 17 - November 14 through Southern California communities and raise awareness and funds for athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.

There are three simple ways you can make a donation and support Special Olympics Southern California. Select one of those options below.

We accept check/money order, cash, and credit cards. Checks and money orders should be made payable to "Special Olympics Southern California" and the memo on the check should include the participant's or team's name and "Torch Run". Please complete the Offline Donation Form (PDF) and mail it and your gift to:

Special Olympics Southern California
Attention: Torch Run
1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA 90810

All donations are tax deductible. Special Olympics Southern California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and our tax ID is 95-4538450. All supporters that make a donation online or offline will receive a letter of acknowledgment as receipt for their gift.


The more your raise, the more you earn!

Individual Incentives

Raise $50

Get a 2021 Torch Run shirt sent to you

Raise $100

Get your name on the recognition section of the website

Raise $500

Gift Pack – hat, shirt, mask and hoodie

Raise $1000

Yeti LETR Tumbler + Photo displayed in recognition section of website (submitted by participant)


Team Incentives

Raise $1500

Torch Run Flag

Raise $2500

Banner or Feather Flag (team choice)

Raise $5000

EZ up – LETR logo

Raise $7500

Official SOSC Torch

Every dollar raised through the Virtual Torch Run will help fund Special Olympics Southern California programs in your community. Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health.


Torch Run

Luke Farnell

Become a Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, manage events and competitions, work on marketing campaigns, and assist around the office. For more information, visit our Volunteer webpage.

General Information

To learn more about Special Olympics Southern California, visit You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of our athletes, 84 cents goes directly to program costs. Provide potential supporters with gift options to guide your fundraising efforts. Refer to the following list to let your supporters know where their contribution is going and how they are helping you make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

  • $35 will provide a uniform for an athlete
  • $50 will provide new sports equipment
  • $100 will sponsor an athlete's training and participation in Athlete Leadership
  • $250 will sponsor an athlete for an entire sports season
  • $500 will sponsor an athlete for one year
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Due to on-going concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic and athlete safety, SOSC will limit athlete presentation at all fundraising events. Athletes interested in attending fundraising events as a registered participant must do so in the same manner as any other prospective participant. Fundraising events will follow all local and County COVID-19 protocols.