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This 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.

As little as $35 can help a current or 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.

How it works.

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

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

Select Special Olympics Wisconsin

Indicate the amount you would like to donate

Your gift:

  • May be deductible on your 2015 taxes.
  • Stays in Wisconsin.
  • Changes lives.

Or, if you use a tax preparer, let them know how much you would like to contribute. If you are searching for a tax preparer, Special Olympics Wisconsin has a partnership with H&R Block where SOWI receives $20 for every new client.

How Else Can You Help?

  • Encourage five of your friends and family to make a tax donation on social media by linking to
  • 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)

Contact Us

Special Olympics Wisconsin
2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000
Madison, WI 53718

Send Us a Message
Phone: (608) 222-1324
Toll Free: (800) 552-1324

Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities