Peer-to-peer fundraising

Your event could make a difference for SOBC athletes!
Kalyn smiling and looking strong while running down a rural path on a sunny day, followed in the distance by a running dog
SOBC coach Kalyn Head ran an inspiring ultramarathon to raise funds for Special Olympics BC!

Are you looking for a way to support Special Olympics BC with your own unique event? A peer-to-peer fundraiser may be exactly what you’re looking for! 

What is peer-to-peer fundraising? 

A peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, also known as a social fundraiser, involves people reaching out to members of their community to raise funds and awareness for a cause.

With these initiatives, organizers typically set fundraising goals, spread the word about their event, and encourage their family, friends, and coworkers to donate. These fundraisers can be an effective and fun way to make a difference! 

Examples can include: 

  • Runs/walks 
  • Bikeathons 
  • Car washes 
  • Trivia nights 
  • Bake sales 
  • Asking for donations for a birthday or another special event 

 

Current fundraisers

Dan Wales' Impossible is Not a Thing 100 Mile Run

September 9, 2022

Dan writes, "Sport should be universal and everyone should be able to experience their full potential. Sadly, we live in a world where that is not always the case. My belief that there are no sidelines in life made me think deeply on this when my nephews were diagnosed with autism, and I wanted to find a way to make an impact for them and everyone else who could benefit from Special Olympics programs. ...

"In an effort to keep pushing the envelope, I am staring down the barrel of 100 miles, climbing Whistler and Blackcomb mountains twice each for a total of 9000 metres. This is the equivalent of running up and then back down Everest over the course of up to 48 hours without stopping. Just in case that wasn’t hard enough, I used the previous year to build up the ability to squat 500lbs and have worked simultaneously to maintain that! Once again, I took the hard and made it near impossible because, from what I can see, Autism doesn’t get any easier and life certainly gets more complicated as you get older. As a result, I knew that the challenge had to get bigger. ...

"If this resonates with you, then please donate - the money goes to as deserving a group as exists and to an organization changing lives. And if that isn’t worth 48 hours in the sun, rain (but hopefully not snow), day, night and so many more things to be seen, then I don’t know what is!"

Donate to Dan's challenge for SOBC

 

Recent fundraisers

5th Annual Kalyn Head Birthday Marathon

Special Olympics BC coach Kalyn Head ran her annual 100-kilometre ultramarathon on her birthday (July 23) to raise funds for SOBC! We are incredibly grateful for her amazing efforts on behalf of Special Olympics BC athletes and programs! 

Donate to Kalyn's Birthday Marathon for SOBC

Learn more about Kalyn and her inspiring event

The 3rd Annual Alien Theorists Theorizing Running Challenge

Every April, supporters of the Alien Theorists Theorizing podcast push themselves out of their comfort zones by participating in the running challenge. A month-long challenge where participants try to outdo their totals from the previous year! This year The Running Challenge also raised awareness and funds for Special Olympics BC!

Donate

 

Ready to launch your own fundraiser? 

We’d love to hear your ideas! Our fund development team is here to support you and your fundraising efforts. Contact us to get started!

Meg Ishida  
Fund Development Coordinator (Events) 
mishida@specialolympics.bc.ca  

Amanda Liao 
Fund Development Coordinator (Partnerships) 
aliao@specialolympics.bc.ca