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Celebrate our champions and be inspired at the 2017 Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental on September 28!

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Congratulations to our August Recognition Winners!

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Beat the crowds and ring in the new year a night early at the Eve of the Eve Hosted by the Young Professionals Board! Join us December 30 for an open bar, amazing food, live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction.

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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

Child Bracket ages 2 and a half to seven.

Child Bracket ages 8 to 21.

Child Bracket ages 22 and up.

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Chili’s Give Back Event

Join for lunch or dinner and let Chili’s do the cooking while supporting Special Olympics Colorado at the same time! Present this event flyer to your server on Monday, September 18th and Chili’s will give back 15% of the event day sales. All Chili’s restaurants will be participating. For a complete list of locations near

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September 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Comfort Dental

The Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Comfort Dental recognizes the contributions and achievements of individuals and organizations around Colorado that have made a significant impact within the Special Olympics movement. Each year, the annual inductees are recognized at our Hall of Fame event. If you are interested in attending the Hall

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September 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Denver Regional Flag Football Competition

Join Special Olympics Colorado at the Denver Regional Flag Football Competition! Athletes will be competing in Traditional Team Flag Football in addition to Unified Flag Football. Schedule: 8:30 am – Coach/Athlete Check In 9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies 9:15 am – Coaches/Officials Meeting 9:30 am – Competition Begins 4:00 pm – Competition Ends

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September 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Northeast Flag Football Competition
Flag football player

Join us for the 2017 Northeast Region Flag Football Competition! 8:30am    Coach/Athlete Check-In 9:15am    Coaches/Officials Meeting 9:30am    Competitions Begins 11:00am   Lunch – TBD 2:00pm    Competition Ends Awards Ongoing

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October 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Northeast Regional Bowling Competition
Volunteers and athlete bowling.

Join us for the Northeast Regional 2017 Bowling Competition! 8:30am    Coach/Athlete Check-In 9:00am    Morning Opening Ceremonies 9:30am    Competitions – Singles 11:30am   Lunch – Athletes, Volunteers and Coaches 12:45pm   Afternoon Opening Ceremonies 1:00pm     Competion – Doubles| 4:00pm     Competition Ends Awards Ongoing

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October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bocce and Brews presented by Family Garage Door

It’s the Broncos bye week, so join the Special Olympics Colorado Young Professionals Board for the Bocce and Brews event presented by Family Garage Door! Form a bocce team (up to 4 people) and enter the tournament, or just come and be part of the fun. Sponsorship and Participation Opportunities Register Here Bocce Tournament Rules:

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October 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Northeast Region MedFest – Free Physicals!

  Free physicals will be offered at Colorado State University! ALL transportation costs will be covered. Students, athletes and unified partners are all welcome to receive the physical examination. Groups encouraged to attend. We can schedule specific exam times so you can be on your way when finished. Athletes with an updated MedApp please come!

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December 30 @ 7:30 pm - December 31 @ 12:30 am

Eve of the Eve hosted by the Young Professionals Board

An Amazing Party for an Amazing Cause! Beat the crowds and ring in the new year a night early! Open Bar Food from some of Denver’s Hottest Restaurants Live Entertainment Dancing Silent Auction *Cocktail Attire with a Twist: Put on your fancy party clothes and wear your most comfortable pair of shoes – dancing required! Attendees

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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.

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

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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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