Athletes are the core of the Special Olympics movement and the meaning behind everything we do through our association with Special Olympics Colorado.

Special Olympics Colorado athletes participate in a variety of competitions at the local, area, state, and international level. Special Olympics Colorado hosts more than 100 competitions. And, we have unique training events like the Denver Nuggets all-team clinic exclusive to Special Olympics athletes and a Unified soccer team that travels with the Colorado Rapids!

Athlete Training
Prior to any Special Olympics Colorado competition, each athlete is required to engage in an extensive training program. As an athlete you will develop fitness and sports skills, and learn the rules and strategies from your coaches. To learn about any upcoming training programs in your area, please contact your Regional Manager or click here to register.

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.

SOCO Programs

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. More than 1.2 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. Promoting Social Inclusion Through Sport Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared

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Creating Social Inclusion in Schools Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (formerly Project UNIFY) builds on Special Olympics Colorado’s values, principles, practices, experiences and impacts to shape a generation that welcomes everyone. Our Goal: Schools that Welcome All People The Unified Champion Schools approach incorporates Special Olympics sports and related activities while enhancing the youth experience

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Special Olympics Colorado offers a variety of Health & Wellness Programming, including: Healthy LEAP Healthy LEAP (Lifestyle Education And Practice) is a series of health, nutrition, fitness, safety and injury prevention lessons and practical applications created specifically for youth and adults with and without intellectual disabilities.  Each lesson includes specific tasks and activities to jump start

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