Special Olympics Arkansas (SOAR) has been transforming lives through Sport and Health for over 50 years. Today SOAR serves 19,500 athletes ages 8 and up and 25,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7. Year-round SOAR provides more than 200 competitions in 15 different sports and 9 unified sports. SOAR has grown to also include year-round opportunities in health, leadership, Unified Champion Schools, and Young Athletes. This momentum has created a great need to expand the home office for Special Olympics Arkansas.
It is essential that we ensure another 50 years of Inclusion and opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in Arkansas. Join us as we Launch a Legacy for Inclusion with a permanent home for Special Olympics Arkansas. Special Olympics Arkansas will build a new home in the location we have owned for 24 years, 2115 Main Street North Little Rock Arkansas.
Special Olympics Arkansas old office building
During the 2021 Ice and Snow storm there was a flood affecting many of the rooms and overall building structure. Since then Special Olympics Arkansas has been operating in a temporary space that is not meeting the needs of our growing program. While much of our programming is not held within the walls of the home office many relate to the building as their home. It is where everything comes together and it is where the future of the program will be visualized and implemented.
We are excited to rebuild our foundation on the same lot that so many have come to know as their SOAR home. It is with much anticipation that we await the opportunity to welcome everyone back to 2115 Main Street North Little Rock, so that we can all Launch the Legacy for Inclusion!
The new Legacy Building will host an additional 4,680 sq. feet of office space. This additional room allows for expansion of our Athlete leadership program. There will be plenty of space for Athlete leaders to truly help grow the program on a daily basis through internships and employment. The building hosts a 13x24 conference room to increase athlete voices, encourage collaboration, and welcome community members to the see the heart of our mission. The building will have approximately 3,000 sq. ft of secure storage space. Safely storing the massive amounts of equipment for health, sports, and Unified Champion schools is vital to our legacy. The Legacy building will allow us to expand opportunities, events, and resources for athletes and their families across the state! Click here to see the full vision for our legacy.
Legacy Vision created by WDD Architects
With your help we hope to Launch the groundbreaking event in December 2023! Join us!
Gifts of $1000 and beyond will have their name on the Special Olympics Arkansas Legacy Wall. This wall will be prominently placed in the buildings entry way.
- $10,000 Gifts will have a their name on a Gold Medal recognition plate
- $5,000 Gifts will have their name on a Silver Medal recognition plate
- $2,500 Gifts will have their name on a Bronze Medal recognition plate.
- $1,000 Gifts will receive their name on a Special Olympics Ball recognition plate
All major Gifts over $25,000 will receive naming rights or showcased recognition throughout the building.
Are you interested in a multi-year donation? Please fill out this form!
Special Olympics Arkansas is a grassroots program and no gift is too small!
Every $1 helps us Launch our Legacy for Inclusion!