Special Olympics is a non-profit organization that is completely financed through corporate, community and individual donations, as well as fundraising activities. Each delegation within Special Olympics New Mexico is required to obtain their own financing for the delegation's financial obligations. These obligations include but are not limited to athletic equipment, registration fees, housing for events, etc.
The financing for Special Olympics Rio Rancho Rockets delegation is provided completely through the generous donations we receive as well as our delegation's fundraising efforts. These finances cover things such as jerseys, equipment, registration fees* and lodging costs. The Rockets Delegation will provide jerseys and equipment and registration fees each athlete and unified partner at no cost (although each may purchase their own equipment if desired). Financial compensation for lodging costs for each athlete at "away" events will depend on funds received from donations and fundraising events, as well as participation in fundraising events. The family of each athlete is required to particpate in at least two of our three designated fundraising events in order to receive some compensation for lodging costs. If they do not meet the minimum requirements, the family will be required to pay all costs for lodging for their athletes. The following are the designated fundraising activities for the Rio Rancho Rockets Delegation:
Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Fundaraiser (occurs in the early spring)
Rockets Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser (occurs in the late spring or early summer)
Posole Olé Fundraiser (occurs in the fall)
*NOTE: athletes that are a "no show" for state competitions without adequate notice will be required to reimburse any non-refundable fees.
Rio Rancho Rockets
Special Olympics, Rio Rancho, NM
Special Olympics Rio Rancho is a delegation of Special Olympics New Mexico. We are a non-profit organization that provides athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our athletes enjoy camaraderie and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in our events.
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