During tax season, do something Special.

Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for the chance to win.

Your Donation Makes a Difference.

In 2017, taxpayers donated over $85,000 to Special Olympics Wisconsin. Your contribution helps a current orWI dept of revenue check_smallweb potential Special Olympic Wisconsin athlete realize a wider world of talent and potential through the power and joy of sports. Donating to Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) by making a designation on your state income tax form can help us get one more athlete onto the playing field for a season.

Your gift:

  • May be deductible on your taxes.
  • Stays in Wisconsin.
  • Changes lives.

How it works.

Three easy steps to give a financial gift that reveals the champion in all of us:

check Locate the section called “Donations” on either the electronic or paper form

check Select Special Olympics Wisconsin

check Indicate the amount you would like to donate


Or, if you use a tax preparer, let them know how much you would like to contribute.

How Else Can You Help?

  • Encourage five of your friends and family to make a tax donation on social media by linking to www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/donate/tax-checkoff/.
  • Promote the donation program at your school, place of worship, fitness center or library and in their newsletters, bulletins or websites.
  • Ask your employer or tax preparer if you can display information about the Special Olympics Wisconsin tax check-off throughout your office or insert into employee paychecks. (Download poster).

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