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Congratulations to Nikia Davenport, Nathan Knepper, Julian Hall & Chris McElroy! Our Colorado athletes took home 5 medals & 5 ribbons from the 2015 World Summer Games.

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Our annual Hall of Fame is an event that will inform, motivate and inspire you. On October 14, we will honor exceptional athletes and members in our community who make a significant difference in helping change lives.

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“Special Olympics Unified Sports helps the athletes become better athletes and the unified partners better people.”

Charlie Monfort, Owner/General Partner, Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
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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.

September 6

StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
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Boulder Creek Events & Law Enforcement Torch Run Present the StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show benefiting Special Olympics Colorado on Sunday, September 6, 2015. This event includes door prizes, dash plaque for the first 100 entries, food and drink, beer tent, t-shirt sales, restored vintage police cars on display, and 10 classes of awards!

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September 20

Denver Metro Area Flag Football Tournament

The Denver Metro Area Flag Football Tournament will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Field 1 on Sunday September 20th. Opening Ceremonies will take place at 8:45am with competition from 9am-1pm. No more volunteers needed for this event but please feel free to come out and cheer our athletes on as Fans in the Stands!

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October 1 - October 31

My Goods Market Medallion Fundraiser
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Patrons of My Goods Market locations in Colorado have the opportunity to be a “Champion of Courage” and support over 17,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes by purchasing a $1 or $5 medallion. Medallions will be displayed around each store for the duration of the campaign. The campaign will run October 1 to October 31 at 56 My Goods

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October 14 @ 7:15 am - 8:45 am

Hall of Fame Breakfast presented by Comfort Dental

The Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame 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 a

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October 14 @ 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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October 24 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Event

Law Enforcement officials and Special Olympics Colorado athletes will work together to earn your tips at Red Robin 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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November 7

Fall Classic presented by TD Ameritrade

The Fall Classic presented by TD Ameritrade is our State Championship for bowling and volleyball and will be held at Gold Crown/AMF Belleview Lanes, 4900 S Federal Blvd, Englewood, CO 80110 – (303) 794-4265.  In 2014, we had 700 athletes and partners, 120 coaches and 50 volunteers.

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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 athletes compete in 3-4 sports throughout the year. We also offer sports skills development programs for aspiring athletes starting at 2 1/2 years old.

Congratulations to our 2015 World Games athletes! Five medals and five ribbons for USA and Colorado. Your support makes a big difference!

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Sponsors

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 Learn More