Our Goal: $231,000 by December 8th = 4,000 NEW Athletes Impacted. Just $57 will help one deserving athlete get off of the sidelines and into the game!


See Your Gift in Action…

  • Every dollar raised in Colorado STAYS in Colorado
  • Nearly .80 of every dollar directly supports athletes and athlete programming
  • We do not charge fees for athlete or family participation, which means that we must raise every dollar we spend on athletes
  • Special Olympics Colorado offers programming in nearly every community across the state giving donors and athletes many opportunities to get involved, year-roundCover Photo_From Laura

The Power of Your Support…

  • $5,000 promotes ACCEPTANCE AND RESPECT by activating one new Project UNIFY school,impacting 1,100 youth through sports, leadership and anti-bullying initiatives
  • $683 funds an entire Flag Football team for one season allowing athletes to PLAY and learn TEAMWORK
  • $527 covers the cost of a track & field meet for 155 athletes, allowing them to find JOY and achieve SUCCESS
  • $173 funds the training and competition for one athlete for an entire year which builds strength and CONFIDENCE
  • $57 funds the training and competition for one athlete in one sport for an entire season
  • $25 provides a sports physical for one athlete

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Ways to Give

Give Online
Call to Make a Gift: 720.359.3109
Give by Mail:
Special Olympics Colorado
384 Inverness Parkway, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112

Sponsor or Participate in an Event
We host a number of fun community-based events throughout the year, like our Polar Plunge and Plane Pull. We also have sponsorship options ranging from $500 through $50,000. Contact Megan Toohey at 720.359.3109 to learn how your company can partner with us through a customized sponsorship package.

Planned Giving
A simple, effective way to carry on your legacy of support of our efforts to provide the best possible sports training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Click here to learn more.
Sample Language for your Planned Giving 

Workplace Giving
Special Olympics Colorado is part of Community Health Charities (CHC) – a workplace giving program that supports non-profit health agencies. Workplace giving lets you spread out your donation over an entire year, allowing you to be more generous without ever writing a check. Ask your company about giving to SOCO through CHC.

While Special Olympics is not a designated United Way agency, you may still elect to have your workplace giving dollars directed to Special Olympics Colorado by writing our name in the “other” charity line on your donation form.

Vehicle Donation
Wondering what to do with your used car, truck, boat, RV or motorcycle? Donating your unwanted, but usable vehicle to Special Olympics Colorado, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used vehicle will make a big difference in supporting Special Olympics Colorado and our athletes. Learn more about vehicle donation.

We have a vast list of volunteer opportunities for you to explore, from coaching our athletes (many may say the, “the most fun I’ve ever had.”) to helping run one of our competitions. Contact Katie Roche at for more information.

Host Your Own Fundraiser
You would like to set up your own fundraiser for Special Olympics Colorado? Thank you! Contact or 720.359.3100 for more details.

Click here to view upcoming Third-Party Fundraisers and learn how to host your own.

Matching Gifts
The quickest way to double your gift! If your company participates in a matching gift program, simply include the company form with your donation to maximize the impact of your contribution. If your company does not currently have a matching gift program, encourage your Human Resources Director to consider adding this offering for the next year!

Birthday, Wedding or Memorial Gifts
Flowers fade, but our programs literally change lives. By enclosing the name and address of the honoree or family with your gift, Special Olympics Colorado will send a personalized note notifying them of your donation. Special requests may be directed to: Megan Toohey, 720.359.3109

Donor FAQs

Upcoming Events

Polar Plunge Series presented by Westerra Credit Union

The Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge presented by Westerra Credit Union is a fun and unique way to help support a great cause. You can challenge yourself to jump into a frigid body of water (either a pool or reservoir) and get pledges of financial support from your family and friends. “Plungers,” as participants are referred to, may take the Plunge as an individual or as a team member. Many Plungers come in costume and stay afterward for the festivities or to cheer on other Plungers!

2016 Polar Plunge Series:

Aurora Reservoir | February 20
Horsetooth Reservoir | February 20
Denver | February 27
Prospect Lake, Colorado Springs | February 27
Boulder Reservoir | March 5


Monthly Giving Club

Giving monthly to Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is simple and rewarding. The Monthly Giving Club is a group of committed donors who, through their regular, monthly gifts, help support over 18,900 athletes with intellectual disabilities as they enjoy the life-changing benefits of participating with SOCO.

Membership Benefits:

Making an impact — know you are helping over 18,900 athletes with intellectual disabilities with your monthly gift.
Increased worth of gift and convenience — Automatic transfers decrease administrative costs for SOCO, so more of your gift goes directly to supporting athletes.
Tax deductible — Monthly giving is recognized as an annual gift and is 100% tax deductible.
Click here and select “recurring gift” to join the club.


We do not charge our athletes or their families to participate and compete throughout the year, therefore corporate support is a vital source of funding and services that help 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.

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