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Chipotle Giveback Day is November 6!

Eat at any Colorado Chipotle location November 6 from 10:45am to 10:00pm and support Special Olympics Colorado athletes! Don’t forget to mention SOCO.

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Beat the crowds and ring in the new year a night early at the Eve of the Eve Hosted by the Young Professionals Board! Join us December 30 for an open bar, amazing food, live entertainment, dancing and a silent auction.

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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.

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Western Region Bowling Tournament
Volunteer and athelete bowling

Come cheer on more than 150 Special Olympics Colorado athletes and unified partners at the Western Region Bowling Tournament! 9:00am                            Athlete, Coach and Volunteer Registration 9:30am                            Opening Ceremony 9:45am

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October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Northeast Volleyball Competition
Volleyball player bumping the ball.

Join us for the Northeast Volleyball Competition! 8:30am                Coach/Athlete Check-In 9:00am                Opening Ceremonies 9:30am                Competition Begins 4:00pm                Competition Ends Lunches will not be provided.

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October 21

2017 Red Robin Tip-A-Cop

Join Special Olympics Colorado for lunch or dinner as local Colorado Law Enforcement team up with our athletes at Red Robin locations across the state to serve you during your dining experience.  All tips go directly to Special Olympics Colorado. Click here for a complete listing of all participating Red Robins (coming soon)

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October 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Denver Regional West Bowling Competition

Join Special Olympics Colorado at the Denver Regional West Bowling Competition! Athletes will be competing in the Unified and Team Competition in addition to the Individual Competition. 8:00am                            Volunteer Registration and Training 8:30am-9:00am               Registration for

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October 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Southeast Region Bowling Tournament

Come cheer on over 300 Special Olympics Colorado athletes and unified partners! 8:00am   Coach Registration 8:30am   Opening Ceremonies 9:00am   Morning shift of bowlers begin competition 12:30pm  Afternoon shift of bowlers begin competition  

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November 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

State Flag Football Tournament
Flag Football participant running through tacklers

Join Special Olympics Colorado at the State Flag Football Tournament! Athletes can compete in either a traditional team, unified team, or individual skills. Games will be scheduled between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Please make sure to bring your own meals. JFK High School will also be selling concessions.

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December 30 @ 7:30 pm - December 31 @ 12:30 am

Eve of the Eve hosted by the Young Professionals Board

An Amazing Party for an Amazing Cause! Beat the crowds and ring in the new year a night early! Open Bar Food from some of Denver’s Hottest Restaurants Live Entertainment Dancing Silent Auction *Cocktail Attire with a Twist: Put on your fancy party clothes and wear your most comfortable pair of shoes – dancing required! Attendees

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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 22,000+ 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!
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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