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Cool School Dip

Saturday, March 9th

Thank you for raising funds for Special Olympics New Hampshire through the Cool School Dip!  The money that you raise will support more than 3,000 athletes across New Hampshire.

Every Dipper needs to raise at least $200 (high school) or $75 (middle school) to participate in the Cool School Dip. The fastest and easiest way to raise funds is by creating your own fundraising webpage. When you register for the Dip, create your fundraising page. Customize the page by adding text and photos then send it to everyone you know through email and social media.

Donors can use a credit card to donate directly to your Dip on your fundraising page.  All donors will receive an email that will serve as a receipt for their tax deductible contribution.
You can also collect donations by cash and check. Checks should be made payable to SONH. Cash donations should be recorded on a cash donor record form. All cash and check donors will receive a mailed (or emailed) acknowledgement of their donation.
Looking for a little motivation?  Check out our incentives or watch a video about Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes Bonnie, Jasmine and Charlie.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I edit my fundraising page?
  • How do I create a fundraising page after I've registered?
  • How can I share my page with family and friends?
  • How do I format content on my fundraising page?
  • How do I add or change photos?
  • How do I add a video to my fundraising page?
  • Can I hide my donors on my fundraising page?
  • Can I be notified when someone donates to my page?
  • How do I see who has donated?
  • How do I enter offline donations? Please note that entering offline donations is totally optional!  You do not need to enter the cash and checks that you raise for your Dip.

      Fundraising Tips

      • Set a goal and reach it in manageable steps.
      • Encourage your donors to ask their employer about matching gifts.
      • Set up your email signature to include a link to your fundraising webpage.
      • If you don’t receive an answer the first time you ask, ask again! Sometimes people mean to donate, but they don't get around to it. Friendly reminder e-mails, progress updates, etc. help to nudge the process along. It is also helpful to remind people of the event date and when you need to collect all donations.
      • Remind people why you’re fundraising. Special Olympics provides year round sports training and athletic competition for more than 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in 16 sports during four seasons year round. These donations are changing attitudes and changing lives!
      Adults with ID who have been in Special Olympics are 100% more likely to be employed than peers with ID who have not been involved.
      Pre-schoolers with intellectual disabilities participating in the Young Athletes program achieve critical development goals at three times the rate of those not participating — for those with Autism, the gains are nearly four times as great.
        • Here’s an easy way to raise $500 in just five days:
           Day 1
           Ask 5 family members to donate $50 each ($200)
          $250 raised
           Day 2
           Ask 5 other students to donate $10 each ($50)
          $300 raised
           Day 3
           Ask 5 teachers to donate $10 each ($50)
           $350 raised
           Day 4
           Ask your parent's employer for a company donation ($100)
           $450 raised
           Day 5
           Ask 5 neighbors to donate $10 each ($50)
           $500 raised