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CF|24 for Special Olympics is a national fitness challenge & fundraiser. On October 20th, 2018 gyms and fitness centres across Canada open their doors to members and community supporters alike as participants complete a marathon of workouts alongside local Special Olympics athletes.


new gyms - Access the 2018 information package

Email emma@cf24.ca for more information or to sign up your gym!


CF24 IS NEW & IMPROVED for 2018 - 

Let’s bring on the COMPETITION! This year, CF24 participants will able to submit their scores online for various workouts throughout the event - and see how they stack up against the best in Canada, in fitness AND in fundraising! Awesome prizes up for grabs. More info to follow! 


Getting Local Sponsors

Getting Local Sponsors

Getting Local Sponsors Involved

Reach out into your community for local sponsors. It is a great way to introduce your athletes to vendors from your community and vice versa. We have had great success with this over the past 5 years at CF24. 


Email, call or go visit local businesses that you think might have an interest in promoting themselves with your gym. Promote the opportunity to engage with your amazing gym members while supporting local Special Olympics athletes!

Download this letter from CF24 that provides information on the event that can be given to potential sponsors.  Feel free to edit it to personalize the details from your gym.


Monetary is always great!  In the absence of that, try these In-Kind approaches…

  • Food – Lunch, dinner, breakfast and snacks are great opportunities for specific sponsorship
    • Talk to food vendors from farmer’s markets about providing meals, new restaurants wanting to get their name out there cooking dinner and/or breakfast, food trucks setting up shop outside, etc…
  • Liquor stores providing some liquid strength (Kegs, growlers, bourbon, whatever…)
  • Gear / clothing – Shirts, gear, shoes, etc - great to give out to top fundraisers at your gym
  • Massages, physio, etc…
  • Coffee - Always appreciated by participants!! 

If you’ve got the space, vendors can also set up shop and sell products that your athletes will enjoy during the CF24 event. If it makes sense, a request can also be made for a portion of their sales to be donated back!

Don’t forget to reach out to your athletes for connections. The field of options becomes much greater!


  • THANK YOUR SPONSORS, make sure to post lots on social media, thanking them and giving them shout-outs
  • Make sure to let your athletes know ahead of time if there will be vendors there so they can plan accordingly

  • Any National or Provincial Sponsors that are brought on board will be shared with the affiliates as soon as possible.


CF24 Team

Download Sponsorship Letter Here

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Helpful Documents

Helpful Documents

Click the links below for some helpful documents we've created for you

Here is a poster for you to put up in your gym 

Here is a paper pledge form that you can print off and use to collect cash and cheque from your friends and family. Please make cheques payable to "Special Olympics Canada Foundation"

Here is a form that you can take to local sponsors to help secure sponsorship