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Improves the health and fitness of Special Olympics Colorado athletes, families, and friends in a team environment!

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Join us for our Plane Pull
Presented by Subway!
August 13th, 2016

 

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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.

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chili’s Tip-a-Cop Event

Join your neighborhood Chili’s to help fundraise for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. Law Enforcement officials and Special Olympics Colorado athletes will work together to earn your tips at Chili’s restaurants across Colorado! Stop in for lunch or dinner! Your donations plus 15% of profits will benefit all of our wonderful Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

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July 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

32nd Annual FirstBank Golf Tournament

The 32nd 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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August 6

Mile High Regional Summer Classic
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Please join us for the Mile High Summer Classic! Click here for tennis, bocce, and softball volunteer opportunities! Click here for golf volunteer opportunities! Click here for cycling volunteer opportunities!  

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July 9 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

2016 Triple Bypass

The 2016 Triple Bypass Event is scheduled for Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2016.  Special Olympics Colorado will be running the aid station for riders at Loveland Basin and will need your help preparing and distributing food and drinks, helping with traffic and directing riders to the aid station, and providing general support

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July 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Golfing “Fore” Athletes Golf Tournament

The Golfing “Fore” Athletes Golf Tournament – A Special Olympics Fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, July 25th at the Cheyenne Shadows Golf  Course at Ft. Carson. All profits from this great event will stay in the Southeast Region to cover costs associated with hosting over 15 regional competitions, sports equipment, and supplies.  Special Olympics Colorado

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August 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plane Pull presented by SUBWAY

The Special Olympics Colorado 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. This year’s Plane Pull will take place at the Denver International Airport, one of the world’s largest airports. Teams challenge each other to pull a jumbo jet 12 feet

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October 13 @ 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. Hall of Fame attendees are typically invited by

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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.

  • 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.

You still have time to make a donation and support one of our 2016 Polar Plunge teams!

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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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