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Be bold, be cold, and have a Blast
at the 2017 Polar Plunge Presented by Westerra Credit Union!

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Join us at the upcoming “Night in the Roarin’ 20’s” SOCO Ball presented by Charles Schwab on Saturday, March 4 from 6pm to 10pm at the Renaissance Hotel!

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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.

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SOCO Ball presented by Charles Schwab

This year’s SOCO Ball presented by Charles Schwab (formerly Mardi Gras) theme is “A Night in the Roarin 20’s”. Join us as we venture back into the 1920’s with Live Music, Entertainment and More! For more information on sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please contact Sam Miller at SMiller@SpecialOlympicsco.org or 720.359.3104. Click here for

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April 4 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 pm

Pins for a Purpose: Energy Industry Bowling Tournament

This is a fun bowling tournament for energy industry professionals that will support Special Olympics Colorado and the 21,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities that they serve. Show off your bowling skills, network with Energy Industry professionals and support a great cause! Teams of up to 6 people (option to have a SOCO athlete join your

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July 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

33rd Annual FirstBank Golf Tournament

The 33rd Annual FirstBank Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Golf Course is a fantastic golf tournament in which players will also enjoy exciting raffles as well as a Silent and Live Auction. Join us for not only a great round of golf but for the chance to provide our athletes-Coloradans with intellectual disabilities-

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgl9GXXwnDU

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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