Coaster Challenge: Participant Social Toolkit


Thank you so much for participating in the 2023 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 Dylan Fadden at dfadden@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2022 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

This September I will be riding roller coasters at @Six Flags Great America social handle in support of the athletes of @Special Olympics Illinois social handle. Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round competitive sports opportunities, health programming, and leadership and developmental training for athletes throughout the state. With your help, we can ensure those with intellectual disabilities have access to the resources needed to make a difference in their lives. [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK]  #CoasterChallenge

Post #2

Love riding roller coasters? Join me in participating in @Special Olympics Illinois social handle annual fundraiser, the Coaster Challenge – it’ll be a scream! To raise money for this wonderful organization, I will be riding (DISTANCE) on roller coasters at @Six Flags Great America social handle. All proceeds from this fundraiser go toward creating a more inclusive world for those with and without intellectual disabilities. [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


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.

Social Stories:

Twitter and LinkedIn Posts:

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Please connect with Special Olympics Illinois and Six Flags Great America through social media. Don't forget to tag us and use #CoasterChallenge in your posts throughout Coaster Challenge season so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.


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