Volunteer with Special Olympics

Advance is always looking for advocates, coaches & volunteers to help us with Special O. Maybe you like to fundraise, coach or cheer; we can help find the perfect volunteer option for you!



The ADVANCE ALLSTARS currently participates in Special Olympics: Softball, Bowling, Basketball, Track/Field, Swimming and MATPs.  Motor Activity Training Programs (MATPs) are designed for athletes with severe or profound intellectual disabilities who are unable to participate in Official Special Olympics sport competitions because of their skill and/or functional abilities. The Motor Activity Training Program is designed to prepare athletes with severe or profound intellectual disability, including athletes with significant physical disabilities, for sport-specific activities appropriate for their abilities.



Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, which began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas (USA), Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for and increase awareness of Special Olympics. The ADVANCE ALLSTARS are proponents of this large grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, State Games, and National Summer or Winter Games.


Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser presented by South Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run events to benefit Special Olympics South Dakota. Polar plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics South Dakota athletes and programs by raising money and jumping into frigid waters. The ADVANCE ALLSTARS of Brookings participates in just one of 15 different Plunges that take place across South Dakota during the coldest months of the year.


For more information regarding Special Olympics activities with ADVANCE, submit the form below:

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