Coaster Challenge: Participant Social Toolkit

Thank you so much for participating in the 2021 Coaster Challenge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Please use the buttons below to find materials that will help guide you in your communication as you are fundraising this year.

We encourage you to personalize your messaging and share your WHY. Tell others the reason you are participating in this event and what Special Olympics Illinois means to you by sharing your stories, pictures, and experiences.

Again, we thank you for your commitment to supporting the Coaster Challenge and Special Olympics Illinois. For questions regarding the social toolkit specifically, please contact Michelle Mayer at mmayer@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2021 Coaster Challenge, please email Jen Kelso at jkelso@soill.org.

Sample Social Posts

The hashtag for this event is #CoasterChallenge. We ask you to please use this in your posts as well as tag the applicable Special Olympics Illinois and Six Flags Great America social channels.

Post #1
Did you know Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round opportunities not only in competitive sports, but in health education, leadership, and personal development as well? This organization makes such a difference to the athletes it reaches. I have pledged to ride a [DISTANCE] on roller coasters at [SIX FLAGS SOCIAL HANDLE] this fall to help them change more lives. Will you help me? Make your donation here: [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK] #CoasterChallenge

Post #2
I will be riding roller coasters this September at [SIX FLAGS SOCIAL HANDLE] for Special Olympics Illinois. Want to come with? It’ll be a scream! Proceeds will support this organization and its mission to create a world where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated together in the community. [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK] #CoasterChallenge

Post #3
Do you like a challenge? How about a COASTER CHALLENGE? I’m riding all the twists and turns – until I complete a [DISTANCE]  – at  [SIX FLAGS SOCIAL HANDLE]  to help build a world of #inclusion. This September, help me support Special Olympics Illinois as it works to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK] #CoasterChallenge

Post #4
Support Special Olympics Illinois by supporting my participation in the #CoasterChallenge today. Learn more: [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK]

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized for posts on your newsfeed or timeline; stories on your social channels; and your account profile. To save these images on your desktop, simply right click and select “save image as.” On mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save the image on your camera roll.

Facebook and Instagram Posts:

Social Stories:

Twitter and LinkedIn Posts:

Facebook Profile Photo:

Email Banner

Add some color to your emails. Include this image in your email signature to remind everyone of the Coaster Challenge and how to participate by hyperlinking the image to coasterchallenge.com or your personal fundraising page. To save these images on your desktop, simply right click and select “save image as.” On mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save the image on your camera roll.

Social Profiles

Please connect with Special Olympics Illinois through our social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts throughout Coaster Challenge season so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.

Please connect with Six Flags Great America through its social media channels. Don’t forget to tag SFGA in your posts throughout Coaster Challenge season so they can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.