Sample Letter 3

Dear friend:

For my ____ consecutive year, I will be riding in the CycleAbility Challenge, a bicycle ride covering 100 miles. The proceeds raised from this event benefits Special Olympics New York Hudson Valley Region. Special Olympics NY. They provide individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to learn new competencies, experience new situations and overcome obstacles through the spirit of sports.

This year I am riding to sponsor local athlete Sara Chamberlain, who competes on the Westchester-Putnam Cycling Team. Sara has competed in Special Olympics for over 10 years and has won 3 Gold Medals in tennis at Special Olympics World Games! Sara says she likes Special Olympics because I overcame extreme shyness. I can make short speeches. I can go to different places and make friends. Sara is just one example of how Special Olympics helps athletes gain self-esteem and build a positive self-image.

I hope you can help individuals like Sara achieve their dreams by sponsoring me in the 2017 CycleAbility Challenge. If you would like to help, please make your check payable to Special Olympics New York (SONY) - and return it to me in the enclosed envelope. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support.