Spreading Kindness with Special Olympics Minnesota
We believe everyone deserves kindness and a sense of belonging, which makes our partnership with Special Olympics Minnesota a great fit.
When we partner with nonprofits, we search for an organization that shares the same values we build our credit union around: Kindness, inclusion, caring, and diversity. Special Olympics Minnesota puts all of those values into practice, and we’ve shared a partnership since 2008 to support the athletes and the organization.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Special Olympics Minnesota’s mission is for people with intellectual disabilities to transform themselves, their communities and the world through athletic, health and leadership programs.
To help support the more than 8,000 Special Olympics athletes here in Minnesota, Affinity Plus and our members have donated more than $240,000 since 2008 through the annual Polar Plunge event.
Every year, more than 100 employees plunge into freezing February waters in lakes around Minnesota, earning the pledges they received for the event.
This means our community has helped:
- Provide nearly 1,000 Minnesotan schools with a campaign that teaches students about inclusion, kindness and respect, making our schools more welcoming for students with intellectual disabilities.
- Send nearly 200 Minnesotan Special Olympics athletes to the national USA games
You can join the team and support athletes and their coaches and teams across the state by donating your MyPlus Rewards® points to Special Olympics Minnesota via our Charities of Choice program.