Special Olympics Winter World Games

$4,515 of $25k goal

Raised by 103 people in 1 month
Matthew Santoro
for Special Olympics, Inc
In just a few weeks, a team of incredible athletes will travel to Austria to compete at the Special Olympics World Games 2017!

Please help me in raising funds for the Special Olympics so it can continue its mission to make a difference for AMAZING athletes like Raya and Daina this year and in years to come!

I hope you'll support their dreams by donating to this campaign and sharing it with your friends and family!


Special Olympics Oman is sending female athletes to the World Winter Games for the first time, and Raya is determined to make her country proud.

Since training in winter sports can be challenging in Oman, Raya practiced by strapping on her snowshoes and running on the sand – a lot.

Raya says Special Olympics coaches and volunteers have become a "second family" to her!


Daina Shilts from the USA is an athlete leader who makes a point to share how important the Special Olympics is. She says, “Special Olympics has taught me --and other people -- that it's okay to be different."

An advanced snowboarder, Daina is aiming for gold this year -- both at the 2017 X-Games in Aspen and the 2017 World Games in Austria.

She says sports have challenged her to try things she would never have done otherwise. She adds, “Sports have also helped me to decide my future goals in career choices – I want to help other children like I’ve been helped through Special Olympics.”

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$4,515 of $25k goal

Raised by 103 people in 1 month
Created March 6, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Special Olympics, Inc
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Washington, DC
EIN: 520889518
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Muslim community association
12 days ago

Good Luck guys, Our community wishes you all the best :)

Joanna Bapari
1 month ago

Just got my salary, donating again. Keep up the good work Matt.

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sandwhich bennett
1 month ago

i know this is late. just hope it isn't too late

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