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Special Olympics Delaware

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Through a variety of events and activities, the Credit Unions of Delaware Social Responsibility Committee provides a vehicle through which the credit unions can combine resources to address the needs of more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Delaware. 

For more than 20 years, Credit Unions of Delaware have sponsored a variety of successful fundraising events including annual golf and bowling tournaments for Special Olympics Delaware. In addition, the credit unions send a large contingent to the Special Olympics RI Summer Games, held at the University of Delaware. At the event, credit union volunteers help to organize athletes that are competing in track events. The volunteers always remark that they feel it was a privilege to participate in the event.

The reason for the lasting success of the relationship between the Credit Unions of Delaware and Special Olympics Delaware is a shared commitment to service. The mission statement of Special Olympics Delaware clearly states that commitment:

"The mission of Special Olympics Delaware is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community."

To learn more about Special Olympics Delaware, please visit

Credit Union Recognition Program:

The Social Responsibility Committee established a special program that recognizes all credit unions that reach a fundraising goal for the year. The fundraising goals are as follow:  

Bronze Level - $100-$499; 
Silver Level - $500-$2,499; 
Gold Level - $2,500-$4,999; 
Platinum Level - $5,000-$9,999; 
and Titanium Level - $10,000. 

In addition, one credit union is recognized as the top fundraising credit union of the year and receives a special plaque to be displayed at the credit union for the year. The top fundraising credit union is determined by the most dollars raised on a per member basis (Source: National Credit Union Administration 5300 December Data). All contributions are included in the recognition program. 

Delaware Credit Unions Social Responsibility Fundraising Activities Include:

Other Activities Include:

  • Children's Playground Build
  • Individual Credit Union Initiatives
    • Gift Basket Raffles
    • Donation Drives
  • Personal Donations