Amanda Bammann joined the Special Olympics Colorado family more than 18 years ago at the suggestion of a friend. Her participation ignited within her a passion for sports that has never dulled. Since joining SOCO, Amanda has actively participated in powerlifting, floor hockey, swimming, gymnastics and her favorite sport, track and field. Over the years she has earned countless medals, most recently, at the 2016 State Summer Games, where Amanda competed in Gymnastics, and earned a Gold Medal in Floor Exercise.
Amanda has also completed two marathons and 14 half-marathons and aspires to compete in an Ironman Triathlon someday.
Based on her incredible success as a Track and Field athlete, positive attitude and proven ability to be a wonderful teammate, Amanda was selected to represent Colorado during the Torch Run Final Leg leading up to the 2017 World Games in Austria.
Amanda loves everything about Special Olympics and credits her healthy lifestyle to her participation. In her words, Special Olympics Colorado “keeps me going and keeps me on my toes. It changed my attitude and my eating habits.” She has also become much more social, working as a Special Olympics Colorado ambassador where she speaks about the organization at events and community gatherings across the state.
As a result of her longtime involvement, love of sport, incredible sportsmanship and dedication to other athletes and the community, Special Olympics Colorado is proud to recognize Amanda Bammann as the 2016 Female Athlete of the Year.