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The Polar Plunge Series Presented
By Westerra Credit Union
is Around the Corner!

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Help University of Colorado
Men’s Basketball Coach
Tad Boyle Win $100,000 for
Special Olympics Colorado!

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Confident. Able. Amazing.
Experience the celebration of
abilities that’s touching hearts
and changing minds coming up
on Saturday, January 21!

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Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformation power and joy of sports, every day around the world.

Using sports as a catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. As a result, people with intellectual disabilities become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Special Olympics is still the largest sports organization in the world serving over 4.2 million people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. And sports are still the core of what we do. But, our athletes inspire us to continue to evolve as an organization as they tell us their stories and share their dreams for the future. Today we use sports as a catalyst to help enhance the growth for all people who participate and compete with Special Olympics.

Build Inclusive Schools

Develop Leaders

Strengthen Communities

Promote Self-Sufficiency

Improve Health and Quality of Life

Because of your support, the organization has made a meaningful difference in the life of every athlete who participates. As a recognized best practice for non-profits in Colorado, we ensure that every dollar is spent wisely.

Building Communities and Developing Leaders is primarily happening at a young age when youth are most impacted by socialization. We know our Special Olympics Unified programs are working because it’s in the numbers:

  • 78% of typically developing youth report that their attitudes toward bullying have changed
  • 75% increase in school involvement among those with intellectual disabilities
  • 84% of all students report the program is life-changing

An average athlete visits 50 different physicians with little, if any, results. If these health issues are untreated as minor illnesses they could become life-threatening and thus creating a health crisis of epidemic proportions. Did you know? Special Olympics is the largest health provider for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the world. We have trained more than 120,000 health professionals in 7 disciplines and have conducted over 1.2 million health screenings globally.

Engage for a lifetime

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Child Bracket ages 8 to 21.

Child Bracket ages 22 and up.

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

2017 LETR State Kick-Off Conference
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We welcome in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) year with a celebration to honor the Colorado Law Enforcement Agencies and businesses that support Special Olympics Colorado through grassroots fundraising efforts throughout the year with events such as the Polar Plunge and LETR Tip-A-Cop events. Awarding athletes with medals is a surefire way for officers

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February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aquatics Coaches Training
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Are you interested in becoming a Special Olympics Colorado Aquatics Coach? Join us for this free training on Sunday, February 12 from Noon-4pm at SwimLabs Swim School! Questions? Contact Zach Warner, Director of Regional Services & Coaches Education  

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January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Basketball Coaches Training
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Special Olympics Colorado is in need of basketball coaches for the 2017 Winter Season (January-March)! If you are interested in becoming a basketball coach, please join us for a FREE Basketball Coaches Training on Wednesday, January 18th at Scheitler Recreation Center from 5:30-7:30pm.

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Get Involved


  • Volunteer

    Volunteer opportunities are plentiful from coaching to committees to event management and many other specialized roles.

  • Coach

    Coaching is a great avenue for those who love sports and want to work closely with our athletes.

  • Donate

    We do not charge our athletes or their families to participate and compete throughout the year, therefore financial support helps us ensure that we can continue to provide uniforms, medals, officiating, practice and competition facilities, and invaluable coaching and volunteer training for our rapidly growing base of athletes. Donate Today!

  • Compete

    We offer 22 sports for athletes stating at 8 years old and athletes may compete throughout a lifetime. Many of our 20,000+ athletes compete in 3-4 sports throughout the year. We also offer sports skills development programs for aspiring athletes starting at 2 years old.

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Check out this video created by students at Graland Day School!

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Sponsors

Westerra Credit Union is the official Credit Union of Special Olympics Colorado. They will support one athlete for an entire year each time a new account is opened and Special Olympics Colorado is mentioned!
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Our partnership with Special Olympics Colorado is a natural fit for us at Westerra. Together we are helping make a difference in our schools and ultimately our community as a whole. In addition to providing financial support to Special Olympics, this also gives our employees and their families an opportunity to get involved in a meaningful way.

- Nancy Bunte, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Westerra Credit Union 

Open an account with Westerra and support a Special Olympics Athlete for one year

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