2020 Local Program Accreditation/Susan Saint James Endowment

ACCREDITED

  • Recruit, register and train Special Olympics Athletes and Unified teammates
  • Recruit and register Class A volunteers
  • Attend Local, State, Invitational, National and World Games Competitions
  • Raise needed funds to cover program costs in the name of Special Olympics Connecticut (with approval of SOCT office)
  • May apply for any available SOCT and/or SOI grants
  • Permission to use Official SOCT logo
  • Access to Special Olympics Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Access to have a centralized Local Program Account managed by the Business Office at SOCT
  • Access to Inforamation and Training, including Meetings, Volunteer Training, Coaches Training and Leadership Summits

NOT ACCREDITED

  • Those Local Programs not adhering to the Special Olympics General Rules, The Official Special Olympics Sports Rules, and all other operating polices and procedures established by Special Olympics, Inc. and Special Olympics Connecticut. Local Programs that fail to be accredited forfeit the right to use the Special Olympics name, logo, and other proprietary marks.

SOCT Headquarters has the power to suspend or permanently ban any Special Olympics Local Program from participation in Special Olympics, impose sanctions on a program, or suspend or revoke an accredited program’s accreditation.

Application for Local Program Accreditation
This application was prepared by:

ACCREDITATION STANDARDS ACKNOWLEDGMENTAs Local Coordinator of Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc., I acknowledge that I have reviewed this Application for Accreditation and all statements made herein are true. I further acknowledge that I have reviewed and understand the rules, policies and procedures established by Special Olympics, Inc., Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc., the Official Special Olympics General Rules, and the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules. I understand that Accredited Programs are committed to abide by all rules, policies and procedures established by Special Olympics, Inc., Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc., the Official Special Olympics General Rules and the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules and that non-compliance may result in loss of accreditation at any time and loss of the right to use the Special Olympics name for any purpose whatsoever. I acknowledge that I serve in a voluntary capacity as Local Coordinator for Special Olympics, Inc., and Special Olympics Connecticut, Inc., and may be removed at any time for any reason.

Local Coordinator’s Signature Agreement *

If Local Coordinator information is different than above


PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION TO
SOCT BY JANUARY 28, 2020

Information provided here will assist in our 2020 Program Planning and help direct needed resources to your local program.

Local Program Committee (Include Co-local Coordinators)

Local Program Budget - 2020
Please revise and complete the 2020 Budget of Revenue and Expenses (Excel Form) you submitted last year. It is designed to auto tally your budget line $ amounts and you may use the notes section to list a breakdown of events/projects the monies will be coming from. It is important you save the completed budget in your local program's name and send a copy to Marc Mercadante at [email protected]. If you did not save a copy from 2019, contact Marc.

Goals
Please list two goals that your Local Program will achieve in 2020. Include completion dates. Please identify your goals in areas of Fundraising, New Sports, Healthy Athletes or Volunteer/Coaches Training.

Sports and Organization Information
1. Do you plan on adding any new teams or sports in 2020? *
2. In what sports can your program use?
Social Media Platforms
Please indicate the Social Media platforms your Local Program uses
Group Facebook for your Local Program
Public or Private Facebook Group?
Please indicate other Social Media Outlets your Local Program uses

Susan Saint James Endowment Request

This endowment was established by Susan Saint James for Local Programs. Annual funding is based on the average fair market value of the endowment over the past three years and the amount of local programs who submit this grant by the deadline.

The Endowment will be dispersed as follows:
- 50 % of fund divided equally to all eligible accredited local programs
- 50 % based on the # of athletes and partners registered in these eligible accredited local programs. This total will come from the previous year’s Athlete Census submitted to SOI.

To Be Eligible to Receive This Endowment Funding, you must:

-Complete and submit your Local Accreditation Form via SOCT website to the SOCT by the January 28, 2020 deadline.

-Complete and submit your Susan Saint James Endowment Request via SOCT website to the SOCT by the January 28, 2020 deadline.

-Complete your Local Coordinator Survey by January 28, 2020 (will be e-mailed to you, one survey required per Local Program)

-Local Programs in the New London area who are eligible for funding through the Eunice Murtha Endowment are not eligible for this funding
Please indicate how you will use the funding by checking off the categories from the approved listing of expenses:
Local Coordinator’s Signature Agreement *