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164,000-Pound Plane for our athletes? Join us for Plane Pull presented by Subway on Saturday, August 4th!

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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.

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trinidad Police Department Torch Run

Join Trinidad Police Department and local law enforcement to help raise money for Special Olympics! 8:00am Registration 9:00am Torch Run begins CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.classy.org/event/trinidad-police-department-torch-run/e182454

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June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Colorado Springs Metro Torch Run
During the month of May every year, hundreds of LETR officers and Special Olympics Colorado athletes carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through their communities around the state of Colorado, accumulating more than 1,500 miles in anticipation of the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games in June.

Join El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs Police Department and surrounding agencies for the “Colorado Springs Metro Torch Run”. The 4-mile torch run will raise money and support for the athletes and also continue our partnership with Special Olympics and Law Enforcement. Registration  I  9:00-9:30am Day-of Registration: Police Operations Center (705 S. Nevada Avenue,

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June 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Summit County Law Enforcement Torch Run
Torch run down 16th street mall.

Join Summit County and local law enforcement to help raise money for Special Olympics! Meet at 8:30am 9:00am  I  Bicycle Ride begins* The 15-mile event is open to bicyclists and runners/walkers. Bicyclists will begin at the Riverwalk Center parking lot in Breckenridge. We will finish at Silverthorne’s Rainbow Park lot located at the back (east side) of the

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June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Christmas in June Movie Night: ELF

Officially kick-off Summer 2018 by joining Special Olympics Colorado’s Young Professionals Board for a Christmas in June Movie Night! We’ll be showing a Christmas classic on Christmas’ half birthday, ELF, at ViewHouse BallPark with interactive elements throughout the evening. Tickets are $20 and include entry into the event, a free beer, appetizers and an opportunity drawing for

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June 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Unified Car Show & Autocross Event

Join Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for the First Annual “Unified Car Show & Autocross”. Come show off your cool cars in the name of raising funds and awareness for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Colorado. Get a chance to autocross your ride too! (additional fee to attempt the autocross) Trophies to Best in Show

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June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

REACH FOR THE SUMMIT Bowling Event

A Special Olympics Colorado Bowling Event – support Loveland Police Department and help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. CLICK HERE TO DONATE: https://www.classy.org/campaign/reach-for-the-summit-bowling-event/c180460

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August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Unified Rapids Tailgate Presented by Jet’s Pizza

Join the Special Olympics Young Professional Board at the Unified Rapids Tailgate Party presented by Jet’s Pizza! Date: August 25, 2018 MLS Match: Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake Tailgate Party Highlights: * Food from Jet’s Pizza and other delicious snacks * Beer and wine (21+) * Tailgate competitions * Mix and mingle with Special

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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 24,000+ 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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