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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I contact Special Olympics Minnesota?

Special Olympics Minnesota

900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612.333.0999
Toll-free: 800.783.7732

Fax: 612.333.8782

Do you have a list of upcoming events?


How do I get an athlete involved?

Become an Athlete

Where can I find the necessary forms for athlete competition?

Athlete Resources

I have a question about athlete medicals.

Contact Heads of Delegation can check athlete renewal dates through our online registration system.

Who do I contact about coach education?

Coach Education

I’d love to volunteer!

You can also contact Jay Pedersen at or 763.270.7186. Please include your daytime phone number and the opportunities that interest you.

I’m a law enforcement officer. How can I become involved with Special Olympics Minnesota?

Contact or 612.333.0999.

I want to sponsor Special Olympics Minnesota.

Donate or Sponsor An Event

Do you have any job openings or internships?

Jobs & Internships

Can I view photos from Special Olympics Minnesota events?


I have some old trophies I’d love to give to a good cause.

Unfortunately, we do not accept donations of trophies. All of our athletes are awarded brand-new medals or ribbons at Special Olympics Minnesota competitions.

What’s the difference between Special Olympics and Special Olympics Minnesota?

Special Olympics Minnesota is an accredited program of Special Olympics Incorporated. Special Olympics is a state-based organization, and Special Olympics Incorporated is the international organization.

What percentage of your expenses are spent on overhead costs?

While the percentage varies slightly from year-to-year, we consistently spend less than 30% of our total annual expenses on management and fundraising costs, using more than 70% of our funds to provide programming for our athletes.

I received a phone call from someone claiming they were from Special Olympics Minnesota. Is this legitimate?

Special Olympics Minnesota contracts with a company called Heritage for its telephone fundraising. Because Heritage is located in Arkansas, the person on the phone may not have a Minnesotan accent, but you can be sure your money is coming directly to us!