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Our Special Olympics Colorado athletes, unified partners and volunteers are spotlighted by news outlets around the state of Colorado for their tremendous accomplishments and remarkable efforts in helping build communities. We would like to share some of these exciting stories with you. Please take a moment to learn more about the ways in which people get involved with Special Olympics Colorado and the difference that experience is making for all types of people.

April 22, 2016

Summer Games to be in Gra...

Summer Games Announcement GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Jessie Quintana has a pretty viable reason why it means so much to her for the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games to be in Grand Junction. “Because I was born and raised here,” said Quintana, a 69-year-old Special Olympian who said she’s taken part in those athletic festivities

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March 9, 2015

Fort Collins Unified Bask...

In class, he uses fake coins to help with math problems. When he gets frustrated, he guesses at answers before his teacher steers him back by giving him the “guessing eye.” He knows he’s in trouble when he gets the “guessing eye.”… View the rest of the article here

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March 7, 2015

Police and Hundreds More ...

On a day that many were pursuing their first sniff of springlike weather, hundreds went out of their way to plunge right back into frigid conditions. “Cold” was the most common word off the chattering lips of over 400 people who jumped into Boulder Reservoir on Saturday to show their support for Special Olympics Colorado.

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March 2, 2015

How Special Olympics Uses...

One boy, he was able to skate holding my hand, but he would not skate alone. I said, please your legs won’t break, the ice is right here. Please do one step for me.  And then he tried a step.  He smiled and he did it and he took a second step and a third

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March 1, 2015

Polar Plungers Brave Icy ...

Clad in plastic hula skirts, red- sequined accessories and bizarre outfits aplenty, more than 300 people took the Polar Plunge into Prospect Lake on Saturday, “freezin’ for a reason” in 23-degree weather. The water looked even frostier, prompting the obvious question: Are they crazy? View the whole article here

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February 28, 2015

Icy Plungers in Colorado ...

Intrepid souls are bracing themselves for an icy dip in Prospect Lake at Memorial Park. Last year, 200 of them raised $35,000 at the Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge to help support Special Olympics Colorado, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in Olympic- type sports for children and adults with intellectual

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February 28, 2015

Broken Pool Doesn’t Sto...

City Park went polar on Saturday for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge as athletes and volunteers braved frigid temperatures and got all wet for a good cause. Cody Field, 22, is a big fan of winter and all that comes with it. View the full video and article here

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February 28, 2015

Dip In Icy Water to Suppo...

It was a bitter cold Saturday morning but that did not stop people from coming out to support Special Olympics Colorado. The Polar Plunge Splash & Dash brings out runners, beer enthusiasts, music lovers and those Coloradans with the warmest of hearts – Polar Plungers. View the full article and video here

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January 6, 2015

Westerra Credit Union Bec...

On February 7, Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) kicks off its sixth annual Polar Plunge Season. The series of five Polar Plunge events is the largest grossing fundraiser of the year for SOCO – and this year the series will be presented by Westerra Credit Union. Online registration is now open at http://www.specialolympicsco.org/give/polar-plunge/. “Westerra Credit Union

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