Since 1968, the Knights of Columbus has raised and donated more than $600 million to programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities – Special Olympics ranks among the larger gifts the Order makes annually of time and money.
In 2005, the Knights of Columbus announced a partnership with Special Olympics; committing $1 million over four years to grow the program in North America in addition to pledging increased volunteer support for state and local games. The Order also pledged to work with Special Olympics North America to expand its program to under served countries. The Knights of Columbus has subsequently extended that commitment.
The Knights of Columbus commitment to Special Olympics and to hundreds of grassroots programs for people with intellectual and physical disabilities is an expression of our belief in the intrinsic worth of every human being.
Council Report Form and donation form are on the Program CD that was sent to all Grand Knights.
For information on getting involved with your local Special Olympics organizations, please contact your State Committeemen or Special Olympics for more information.
Special Olympics Southern California 6730 East Carson Street Long Beach, CA Phone: (562) 354-2600
Special Olympics Northern California 3480 Buskirk Ave., #340 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925)944-8801
Web Site: http://www.sosc.org/ http://www.sonc.org/