2023 Shoot for Gold Charity Golf Event

It’s a Four Person Captains choice event. Included with your team registration is breakfast snacks and drinks. Entry to the putting contest, an 18 hole w/cart competition and free range balls to get warmed up. We’ll have field prizes and giveaways, on course beverages and a dinner and awards ceremony following the event. All proceeds benefit the SC Area 15 Special Olympics program.

Circus in the Sky – Capital City Club Charity Classic

Join us for our Biggest Community Impact Celebration of the Year!

Capital City Club is proud to create this experience to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina and our Invited Employee Care Fund.

Every year, Capital City Club opens its doors to the greater Columbia community for a fun and inspiring evening of giving. This year, we bring you a “Circus in the Sky,” a family-friendly event featuring a silent auction, live music, delectable fare, carnival games, and more. Proceeds from this event benefit Special Olympics South Carolina and Employee Care Foundation. Now more than ever, we need your help and support. We believe we are better together. We create more purpose, more awareness, and more impact when each member of the community contributes.

Thank you in advance for buying tickets, purchasing sponsorships, and bidding on our unique auction items.

Together we can make an impact!

2023 Horse and Buggy Show

Join us at the South Carolina Forestry Commission’s headquarters for the 2023 Fire Department Horse and Buggy Show on Saturday, October 21st.

This fun, family-friendly, fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina will feature a truck-pull competition. We encourage you to round up teams of five to seven of your strongest friends to vie against each other in this strength-based competition to see who can pull a 5-ton federal surplus truck the fastest!

For more information, click here.

For questions about the event, please contact Jonathan Calore at jcalore@scfc.gov or (803) 667-1200.

2024 Anglers for Athletes

Join anglers from around the state to compete for the BIG catch! A great day of bass fishing, silent auction and CASH prizes for winners. All proceeds benefit the 30,707 Special Olympics athletes in South Carolina.

More information to come.

Questions? Contact Adam Heitzenrater at RonaldHeitzenrater@SCDPS.GOV or 864-377-3518.

Columbia Bocce Bash

Join us on April 27, 2024 for the best outdoor charity event in Columbia, our annual Bocce Bash!

64 teams of 4 playing bocce at Charles W. Johnson Stadium, Benedict College in support of Special Olympics South Carolina and the Columbia Rotary Foundation.

Who: You! Anyone can play bocce and join the fun.
What: Columbia Bocce Bash presented by Columbia Rotary Club and Special Olympics South Carolina.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2024 – gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Charles W. Johnson Stadium- Benedict College – 1920 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29204
Why: To “Have fun while doing good!” by supporting Special Olympics South Carolina and the Columbia Rotary Foundation.
How: Become a Court Sponsor $1,000 or Team of Four $500


24 Hours Nothing But Net is a 24 hours free throw shooting marathon created by Debbie Antonelli, who was inspired by her son Frankie and his love of competition.

Debbie Antonelli began her quest five years ago to raise awareness for Special Olympics. Inspired by her middle son Frankie, a Special Olympic athlete and his teammates from over the years – Debbie envisioned the challenge of shooting 100 free throws every hour for 24 hours.

Since 2019, Debbie has raised over $500,000 for Special Olympics programs!

Beginning at noon on Saturday, May 13, Debbie will make 100 free throws at the top of each hour for 24 hours. At the conclusion of 24 hours, Debbie will have scored 2,400 free throws for Special Olympics!

The entire event will be from the “Team Antonelli Home Court” and live on YouTube and Facebook. Join the fun by subscribing to the live stream on YouTube as well as Liking and Sharing on Facebook.