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:
- Car washes
- Trivia nights
- Bake sales
- Asking for donations for a birthday or another special event
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!"
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!
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!
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!
Fund Development Coordinator (Events)
Fund Development Coordinator (Partnerships)