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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions2018-06-26T16:35:16-05:00
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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?

Check out our Calendar for all upcoming events.

How do I get an athlete involved?

Head to Become an Athlete to get an athlete involved.

Where can I find the necessary forms for athlete competition?

Find forms and information regarding athlete competition at Athlete Resources.

I have a question about athlete medicals.

Contact [email protected]. Furthermore, Heads of Delegation can check athlete renewal dates through our online registration system.

Who do I contact about coach education?

Find contact information at Coach Education. And check out all information regarding coaches.

I’d love to volunteer!

Volunteer
You can also contact Jay Pedersen at [email protected] or 763.270.7186. In addition, 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 [email protected] or 612.333.0999.

I want to sponsor Special Olympics Minnesota.

Visit our Sponsor An Event page. Or explore other ways to Donate.

Do you have any job openings or internships?

Openings can be found on the Jobs & Internships page.

Can I view photos from Special Olympics Minnesota events?

All our photos can be found on Flickr.

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

Unfortunately, we do not accept donations of trophies. This policy is enforced because 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. Therefore, more than 70% of our funds are used 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!

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