JOY Cheer Fundraising

This is the Special Olympics Maryland – Montgomery (SOMO) JOY Cheerleading Team Fundraising page and we need you to help us as we continue to grow and spread JOY into our Community…and to the world!

Our Team has grown to 65 members and as the team grows, our fund-raising needs have grown. Special Olympics sports training and competition opportunities are provided to athletes FREE due to the hard work of the all-volunteer Area Management Team and to the wonderful generosity and support of our friends and community. Cheerleading is a unique sport: in what we are able to do in the community, and in the team and individual costs associated with our program; and it is necessary for our JOY cheer family to share in fund-raising efforts to raise the funding needed. We need to raise funds to cover the significant costs of competition: uniforms, music training facilities, poms and flags and banners. Additionally, and most importantly, we need to raise funds to provide “special funds” to help athletes with financial need pay for the personal uniform items (shoes, undergarments, accessories), and program components that are required for competition, but must be paid for by each individual athlete or family. These expenses pose true hardship for some of our families and as a “team family” we want to be able to make sure that full participation is available to all – without hardship to the SOMO budget or to individual families.

Special Olympics Maryland –Montgomery is an area program of SOMD which is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations to it are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID 237089144

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