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Colorado Gives Day Is Almost Here!
Choose Inclusion and Give to
Special Olympics Colorado on Dec. 6th!

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Join us at select Texas Roadhouse
locations on December 8 from 4-9pm
for a Tip-A-Cop Event! 100% of tip proceeds
go to Special Olympics Colorado!

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The Polar Plunge Series Presented
By Westerra Credit Union
is Around the Corner!

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Calling All Athletes and Unified
Partners! Come To Our Unified
Schools Youth Summit on Dec. 10th
at Denver Christian School!

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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.

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Rangely Polar Plunge Hosted by Norian James

FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON…it’s the 2016 Polar Plunge! Show your support for over 20,000 Special Olympics athletes in Colorado by plunging into icy waters and raising money for Special Olympics. When: November 12, 2016 Where: Kenny Reservoir Here’s how it works: Start a team or join a team (the more the merrier!) and ask your

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December 6

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving movement, Colorado Gives Day, is coming up and we need your support! On Tuesday, December 6th, thousands of people in the community will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Your support helps us empower another athlete to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field

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December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Texas Roadhouse Tip-A-Cop
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Support your local police department and Special Olympics Colorado at another great event! Local law enforcement will be serving and earning your tips with 100% going towards our athlete wellness and sports programs. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FLYER TIP-A-COP LOCATIONS: Arvada – 5515 Vance Street Colorado Springs – 3120 N. Powers Blvd. Colorado Springs

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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.

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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!
Click here to learn more!

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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