Be a Champion for Inclusion!

Join hundreds of officers from local, county, state, federal, and military agencies who will go above the normal call of duty and run in the 2022 Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California from May 23 - June 12, 2022.

We will be running and raising funds leading up to Team SOSC's participation in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. We will promote acceptance and inclusion as we run or walk through Southern California communities and raise awareness and funds for athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.

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Fundraising Tips & Documents

Download our fundraising toolkit to get tips for making the most of your effort to support local Special Olympics athletes.


The more your raise, the more you earn!

full list of incentives coming soon


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.


Thank You!

Every dollar raised through the 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.

Contact Us

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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 LETR for SOSC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Your Impact

We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of our athletes, 78 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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