Special Olympics Colorado serves 25,093 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.
Volunteers are the heartbeat of Special Olympics Colorado. More than 13,000 volunteers engage with our athletes and have the opportunity to share a life-changing experience.
Donate today to help end discrimination against individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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
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:
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.
April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 Participants: 40 Athletes 10 Coaches 12 Volunteers Location: Greeley West High School 2401 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 Sports: Bench Press Dead Lift Squat Combo – All 3 Events Lunch: Provided for Participants Schedule: 9:00am Weigh In 10:00am Lifters Meeting 10:15am Opening Ceremonies 10:30am Competition Begins Entry Information: Mail
April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for the 3rd annual bowling tournament hosted by the SOCO Young Professionals Board that will support Special Olympics Colorado and the 25,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities that they serve. Show off your bowling skills, network and support a great cause! Teams of up to 6 people (option to have a SOCO athlete join
April 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register today for the first ever Corporate Team Polar Plunge Challenge and Happy Hour on Friday, April 19th at Denver’s hottest, new venue – Improper City! Register here!
April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DPS Elementary Schools Track and Field Meet All City Stadium
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Denver Public Schools Track and Field Middle and High Schools at All City Stadium
May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Delta Aquatics Invitational May 10 @ 8:00 am – May 11 @ 5:00 pm
April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montrose School District RE1J Track and Field at Montrose High School
Volunteer opportunities are plentiful from coaching to committees to event management and many other specialized roles.
Coaching is a great avenue for those who love sports and want to work closely with our athletes.
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!
We offer 22 sports for athletes stating at 8 years old and athletes may compete throughout a lifetime. Many of our 25,000+ 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!Learn More
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