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Fundraising 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.

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 dnordquist@sosd.org

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 or use our donation form online.

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:


  • Electronic Whistles 25 @ $15 each
  • Stopwatches 10 @ $17 each
  • Basketball Rack 2 @ $90 each
  • Uniforms for a New Special Olympics South Dakota Team of 10 Athletes @ $250
  • Volleyball Pad Pole Set 2 @ $490 each
  • Support an Athlete for a Year $425



  • Storage Totes 20 @ $8 each
  • Folding Push Cart $75
  • Battery Operated Weed Eater & Blower $150
  • 6-Piece Stanchion Set 2 @ $125 each
  • Portable Literature Cabinet $200
  • Picnic Table $200
  • Video Camera Microphone $200
  • Tripod $500
  • Flame of Hope Torch $600
  • Generators 2 @ $1,000 each
  • Professional Video Camera $3,000
  • 7 X 14 Enclosed Trailer $4,000
  • Used Golf Cart $5,000
  • Inflatable Arch $7,000
  • Inflatable Polar Bear $10,000
  • Walmart Gift Cards Any Denomination
  • Gasoline Gift Cards Any Denomination


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

Planned Giving


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)

Charity Navigator 4-Star Recognized Organization

Special Olympics South Dakota is recognized as a 4-star Charity Navigator organization.  The 4-star rating was attained for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations.  It is their intent of their work to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.

As of February 1st, Special Olympics South Dakota has earned a third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.  This indicates that Special Olympics South Dakota adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.  The rating verifies that Special Olympics South Dakota exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in the area of work in America.  The exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Special Olympics South Dakota apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
Certificate from Charity Navigator with 4 star designation.