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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.

July 15 - July 16

11th Annual Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 7 a.m. start *THE TOURNAMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 12 TEAMS* Foothills Ice Arena 2250 Old Kipling Street Lakewood, CO Click here to view teams and donate for this special event! The Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament has become one of the most popular hockey tournaments among

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

33rd Annual Special Olympics Colorado Golf Tournament presented by FirstBank
Omni Interlocken Golf Course

Individual registration is $375 and foursomes begin at $1,500. Please contact Britanny Saunier at bsaunier@specialolympicsco.org for more information. Special Olympics Colorado will host its 33rd Annual Golf Tournament at the Omni Interlocken Golf Course on Monday, July 17, 2017. In addition to the fantastic golf tournament, players will also enjoy breakfast and a lunch banquet

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July 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Golf Clinic at Valley Country Club

Golf Clinic for Special Olympics Colorado Athletes at Valley Country Club! Whether you are a first time golfer or a seasoned veteran, come and learn golf skills or improve your technique, all while having fun with best professional instructors Colorado has to offer! Lunch will be provided. To register, please contact Sam Miller at smiller@specialolympicsco.org

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July 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Young Athletes Summer Sports Camp
Young Athletes Summer Sports Camp presented by Comfort Dental

Young Athletes age 8 and under both with and without disabilities are invited to join us for a free week-long sport skill development camp that will introduce the to the basic skills needed to be successful in a future sports program. Each Young Athlete will practice a variety of sports throughout the week including softball,

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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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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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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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