Year-Round Partners

Our year-round partners support SODE through significant financial and/or in-kind contributions. For more information on becoming a year-round partner, contact Ann Grunert at 302-831-3480 or






In addition to increasing public awareness, the over 700 officers who participate in our Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics have helped raise over $6 million in its 30-year history.




Through its year-round partnership with SODE, the Delmarva Broadcasting Company and its affiliated stations help SODE promote events, develop stronger ties with the community, and most importantly build a culture of acceptance within the ‘community’ for persons with intellectual disabilities.




In addition to its financial support as sponsor of the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, Wawa stores throughout the state serve as plunge headquarters during the month of January. Bears can pick up Plunge information and customers who don't want to brave the cold water, but still want to support the cause, can leave their change in money boxes located in every store. Wawa was also the presenting sponsor of Team Delaware at the 2014 USA Games.