The 2017 State Summer Games presented by Spectrum are coming up June 9-11 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction!



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Join us at one of the 20 Law Enforcement Torch Runs around the state in May and June to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Colorado Athletes!

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Pull a 164,000 pound plane and support Special Olympics Colorado at the 2017 Plane Pull presented by Subway on Saturday, August 12!

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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.

April 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:15 pm

Free Sports Physicals!

The Special Olympics Colorado MedFest is a health screening that provides the necessary sports physicals to Special Olympics athletes allowing them to engage in programming year-round. Athletes must sign up using the above “Register” button.

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May 20 @ 9:00 am - May 21 @ 9:30 pm

DICK’S Sporting Goods Exclusive Shop Weekend

Shop at following DICK’S Sporting Goods stores on May 20 and May 21 and receive 20% off your total purchase. Lakewood (Belmar) –  7313 W. Alaska Dr., Lakewood, CO 80226 Arapahoe Rd & Parker Rd – 15400 East Briarwood Cir., Aurora, CO 80016 First and Main Town Center – 3133 Cinema Point, Colorado Springs, CO

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June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Movie Night {The Sandlot} presented by HomeAdvisor

Officially kick-off Summer 2017 by joining Special Olympics Colorado’s Young Professionals Board for a Movie Night presented by HomeAdvisor! We’ll be showing a baseball classic, The Sandlot, at Recess Beer Garden. In addition to enjoying this classic movie,  mingling with friends new and old, and spending a Colorado evening in at an awesome venue, attendees will have

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June 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tribute at the Capitol

During the month of May every year, hundreds of LETR officers and Special Olympics Colorado athletes carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through their communities around the state of Colorado, accumulating more than 1,500 miles in anticipation of the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games. On the West Steps of the Capitol Building in Denver,

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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. Join us for not only a great round of golf but for the chance to provide our athletes-Coloradans with intellectual disabilities- with life changing opportunities to feel joy, experience success, and feel part of the community

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August 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Plane Pull presented by SUBWAY

Special Olympics Colorado’s Plane Pull presented by Subway is a giant tug-of-war between a team of up to 25 people and a 164,000-pound Boeing 757.  Plane Pull will take place at Signature Flight Support at the Denver International Airport. Teams up to 25 people challenge each other to pull a jumbo jet 12 feet across

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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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