Locals raise more than $60,000 for Special Olympics Macarthur

Some of Macarthur's most inspiring athletes have been given a big boost thanks to generous community members.

Locals raised more than $60,000 at the annual Campbelltown Mayor's Charity Gala Dinner at the weekend to support the athletes and volunteers associated with Special Olympics Macarthur.

More than 180 people attended the Hollywood-themed function at Campbelltown Arts Centre at the weekend.

Their donations will allow the Campbelltown-based organisation to provide training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said he was touched by the community generosity on display on the night.

"When you see so many people come together to support an organisation like Special Olympics Macarthur, it makes you even more proud to be part of this remarkable community," he said.

"These athletes can now represent the region at the state, national and international sports stage knowing that they have our support."

Campbelltown Council has also purchased new uniforms for the athletes, and a trailer to help the volunteer-led organisation store and transport equipment.

"I'd like to thank Ann Massey from Special Olympics Macarthur and all the volunteers for the work they do to keep the organisation running," Cr Brticevic said.

"I'd also like to thank all our sponsors, especially platinum sponsor Charter Hall and gold sponsor Dahua Group.

"Charter Hall - the owners of Campbelltown Mall - pledged $35,000 to help send athletes to compete internationally."