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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.

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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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