SOMN engages companies and organizations in meaningful ways in order to connect them with our constituents – athletes, families, coaches and volunteers – as well as the general public who support our initiatives at our fundraising events throughout the year.


Partnership opportunities include the reach and efficiency of measured media, the goodwill of cause marketing, the local relevance of grassroots partnerships, and the benefits of associating with volunteerism and sports events. From statewide partnerships, sports competitions, signature events or health and wellness initiatives, sponsors can choose from a variety of packages to find the best fit.

A volunteer from Ameriprise walks beside a Special Olympics Minnesota track and field athlete
A group of Delta Air Lines take the Polar Plunge into Lake Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis
A Special Olympics Minnesota softball athlete swings his bat

Our Partners

The Special Olympics has had a profound impact on my life.  Their focus on inclusion, breaking down barriers, and seeing the potential in others and supporting them to be and do their best is an inspiration for me.  As an employee of Delta Air Lines, I have enjoyed being a part of our growth each year, from a handful of employees to a large cross-divisional mix of colleagues worldwide representing our global community in support of individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.  The Special Olympics reminds us that everyone, regardless of their background, has the basic human right to be valued and appreciated.  What a beautiful thing it is to bring our sons and daughters together, regardless of their intellectual and physical challenges, and let them know they are special, they are valued and we want to provide them with a world in which they are accepted and celebrate their achievements, whether they are participating as an individual or part of a team.

Eric Johnson, Human Resources Manager, Delta Air Lines

Other Ways to Get Involved


Kelley Jensen | Director of Corporate Relations & Special Events
[email protected] | 763.270.7145

Maureen Gruys | Partnerships & Event Manager
[email protected] | 763.270.7146

Sydney Borchert | Partnerships & Engagement Associate
[email protected] | 763.270.7144