About Team ARC

Team ARC is one of a kind.  In addition to participating in sporting events with the Special Olympics, Team ARC has an endurance sports team that trains more than 40 individuals with Developmental Disabilities to participate in various 5K runs/walks throughout the year.  ARC is also an official charity of the LA BIG 5K and LA Marathon races and our dedicated staff and volunteers have trained athletes with Developmental Disabilities to compete the full 26.2 mile marathon and Charity Relay.

In 2012, Antoinette Mendoza and Angela Armenta made history by becoming the first women with Down syndrome to start and complete a marathon. Rafael Adame and Tim Sathre are the first Team ARC athletes to participate in the LA Marathon. In 2017, Rafael and Tim will be adding to their legacies by competing in their 11th marathon since 2009.  This year Team ARC will expand its impact by participating in the Charity Relay as part the LA Marathon.

There are many ways to support Team ARC on behalf of individuals with Developmental Disabilities: 1) Become a Sponsor of Team ARC; 2) Join the 5K or Marathon Team; 3) Create a Fundraising Page; 4) Share our Page with Family and Friends; or 5) Provide individual support to one of our athletes.

Sponsor Team ARC

Team ARC appreciates the support of our Sponsors who make our goals possible:

Platinum Level- Donate $5,000
  • Sponsorship recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Premier display of company name/logo on Team ARC t-shirt worn at 5K events, LA Marathon, and special educational outreach and field trips (reaches more than 2,000 people annually)
  • Company signage at LA Big 5K event and ARC’s cheer station at the LA Marathon
  • Company marketing materials displayed or distributed at Team ARC’s charity table
  • Sponsor Five (5) Team ARC athletes participating in the Marathon, Relay, or 5K
  • Acknowledgement in ARC’s annual report, newsletter, and website.
 Gold Level- Donate $2,500
  • Sponsorship recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Premium display of company name/logo on Team ARC t-shirt worn at 5K events, LA Marathon, and special educational outreach and field trips (reaches more than 2,000 people annually)
  • Company signage at LA Big 5K event and ARC’s cheer station at the LA Marathon
  • Company marketing materials displayed or distributed at Team ARC’s charity table
  • Sponsor Two (2) Team ARC athletes participating in the Marathon, Relay or 5K
  • Acknowledgement in ARC’s annual report, newsletter, and website.
Silver Level- Donate $1,000
  • Sponsorship recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Prominent display of company name/logo on Team ARC t-shirt worn at 5k events, LA Marathon, and special educational outreach and field trips (reaches more than 2,000 people annually)
  • Sponsor One (1) Team ARC athlete participating in the Marathon, Relay or 5K
  • Acknowledgement in ARC’s annual report, newsletter, and website.
Bronze Level- Donate $500
  • Sponsorship recognition on all event marketing materials
  • Company name listed as sponsor on team shirt
  • Acknowledgement in ARC’s annual report, newsletter and website.
Join Team ARC!

Fundraise to bring awareness & advocacy for people with developmental disabilities:
 
Fundraising Goals:
  • LA Big 5K - Goal set at $400 for each participant 
  • LA Marathon & Charity Relay - Goal set at $700 for each participant
Benefits of Joining Team ARC:
  •  Invitation to our team kickoff party
  • Invitation team luncheon
  •  Free entrance in LA Big 5K & LA Marathon races when you meet your fundraising goal.
  • Receive a Team ARC t-shirt
  • Make a difference in the lives of others and be inspired on what believing in your abilities can do.
THANK YOU FROM TEAM ARC!