We were very honored to present a check for $127,095.41 to Special Olympics Arkansas this morning for funds raised by Arkansas REALTORS® in 2016! Between local board fundraisers and the statewide raffle put on by the ARA’s Public Relations Committee we were able to continue to support such an amazing organization that is near and dear to our hearts. We have been supporting Special Olympics Arkansas since 1985 and have since donated over $2 Million Dollars to help support Arkansas Olympians travel and compete in sports that they love throughout Arkansas and the United States. With the donations that Special Olympics Arkansas receives, they are able to send their athletes to compete in State, National and World games FOR FREE!
We are excited to get to work on our 2017 fundraisers and look forward to reaching and surpassing the goal the ARA’s Public Relations Chairman Bill Olson has set of $125,000! With your help, we know we can do it and continue to make these athletes dreams come true!
The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Our program is supported by individual donations, private and corporate sponsorships, state appropriation, grants, and special fundraising events. Your financial support offers training, equipment and competition to our athletes FREE OF CHARGE!