Fundraising & Special Events

Fundraising and special events, Special OlympicsFundraising Information

Special Olympics South Dakota is an independent non-profit organization.  The majority of our funding is through donations from caring individuals, businesses, organizations, and corporations.

Sponsoring/Donating to an area or state competition:
Throughout the course of the year Special Olympics South Dakota offers 19 area competitions and 7 state competitions.  A big part of what makes these events possible are the many donations and sponsors of individuals and businesses.  These generous donations go into the cost of facility usage, meals, housing, and other operating costs.

Area Competitions
State Competitions

If you are interested in donating/sponsoring one of these events please call the SOSD state office at 1.800.585.2114 or contact Darryl Nordquist at

To make a donation to Special Olympics South Dakota with a credit card (MasterCard and Visa):

Call the State Office at 1.800.585.2114

To make a donation via check or money order, send to:
Special Olympics South Dakota
800 E. I-90 Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

For more information contact:
Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO
800.585.2114 (Toll free)
605.331.4117 (Office)
605.376.8613 (Cell)

Wish List

Special Olympics South Dakota is always looking for ways to improve the capabilities to offer the best experience to our athletes.  SOSD looks to continue to be innovative and current.  To do this SOSD is seeking a number of wish list items from caring donors and sponsors.  Here is a list of those items:

Mini-Van - $?
Donor Recognition Display
- $5,000
Young Athlete Strider Bike Course - $1,500
Smart Board - $1,499
2 Permanent Bocce Courts - $1,400 each
Stage Risers - $1,100
TV - $999
Event Bocce Courts - $825
Washer & Dryer - $550
Popcorn Machine - $440
Dishwasher - $399
Basketball Rack - $359
Gym Storage Cubbies - $300
High Top Tables - $178
Projection Screen - $150
Basketballs - $40 each
Volleyballs - $20 each

* Not limited to this list.  If you have/know something that could help SOSD please contact us

Planned Giving

Endowments & Grants

Special Olympics South Dakota is proud to have endowment fund accounts at both the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. Although our balances are not large, we are committed to growing our endowment funds in an effort to provide a stable future for SOSD.


SOSD is always looking for grant writing opportunities that would benefit our program, and ultimately our athletes.

For more information regarding endowments and grants, please contact us.

Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO
605.376.8613 (cell)

Estate Planning

A good estate plan will help you anticipate the future and manage the present. It is in your best interest and in the interest of your heirs to make sure that your intentions are clear. If a non-profit organization is a possible fit in your future estate plans, we would love to share our story with you over a cup of coffee!

For more information regarding estate planning, please contact us.

Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO
605.376.8613 (Cell)

Thank you for Inspiring Greatness!

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners