Working in Partnership

- How to get involved

 Special Olympics Ireland is fortunate to have a number of dedicated charity partners. 
 Without the support and funding from these organisations aswell as volunteer fundraising we would be unable achieve our mission which is to "to  provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual  disability, giving  them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of  gifts, skills and friendships  with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community."

 The list on this page is not exhaustive and we would like to thank everyone who continues to support our organisation in anyway now matter how small  or big, your support makes a difference.

 If your organisation would like to get involved with Special Olympics Ireland here are some of the ways in which you can help:
 Charity of the Year (COTY) Cause-related marketing 
 A well planned COTY programme can have great
benefits for both partners. 
 Our account manager will meet with
you  to set our your
 goals which can be achieved  through volunteering,
 employee fundraising activities, payroll giving,
benefit-in-kind and 
 knowledge sharing projects to name a few.
Enhance your brand and raise your profile.
Get involved in a particular aspect of our work 
or events. 
For example: In 2015, the Special Olympics World 
Summer Games took place in Los Angeles, giving our 
sponsors the opportunity to talk to their stakeholders
about a very unique partnership. In 2017, the Special Olympics
World Games will take place in Austria and we also have 
area games which all offer sponsorship opportunities.
 Employee fundraising Volunteering
 Employees working together to organise or take 
 part in fundraising events will boost moral and 
team spirit whilst also generating good will. Ask
about our calendar of events or organise your own.
The Special Olympics programme operates in all provinces across
the island or Ireland, there we are in the unique position to offer
volunteering opportunities at a location near your office(s). 

We also offer plans for Events Sponsorship, Gift-in-Kind and other Corporate Giving methods.
To discuss these or any of the above opportunities please contact Paul Ahearne, Corporate Account Manager on or call 01 869 1608.


Meet some of our partners/sponsors



One of our most successful partnerships is with eir (formerly eircom)
This video was produced in 2015 to celebrate our 30 year long partnership with eir