Established in 1969 and incorporated in 1979, Special Olympics Kansas has remained true to its
stated mission of providing a better quality of life for individuals with
intellectual disabilities (ID) for more than 45 years. In support of the mission, Special Olympics
Kansas has been successful in impacting the quality of life for all residents of Kansas in a number of
The projects conducted within the community and schools varied from support for the R-Word campaign to educating the regular education students and community leaders about acceptance and inclusion.
Unified Sports program is a success.
From schools to corporate meetings, myths are dispelled every time a Global Messenger makes a presentation and talks about their strengths and the benefits of participation in Special Olympics. Some presentations are posted through social media channels which also spreads the work of their accomplishments. When athletes move from the role of participant to coach it displays their ability to teach and encourage younger athletes.
To create additional opportunities and experiences to enhance the involvement of individuals and volunteers to create a diverse pool of people with varied experiences from whom to draw when opportunities arise; and to encourage and provide these individuals with the training necessary to retain their involvement beyond a single event or activity.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
Special Olympics Kansas has a tradition of providing superior services to adults and children with intellectual disabilities. SOKS has established an intricate network of supporters including: in-kind donors that contribute upwards of $500,000 per year, corporate sponsors such as Spirit Aerosystems, community partners such as the Knights of Columbus, and thousands of community volunteers whose lives have been touched by the athletes of Special Olympics. Due to this network of support, expertise of staff and the wide-spread knowledge of the programs, SOKS programming will be sustained for many years to come.
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