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Individuals and Families

Individual Giving

Financial contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made throughout the year. Your gift directly impacts Special Olympics athletes and their typically developing peers. Be part of the Play UNIFIED movement and help change the world.

*$10,000 ensures that 400 athletes can compete in a state championship.

*$5,000 funds a new Project UNIFY school. Using the platform of sports and the power of youth leadership, we are improving school climate, developing strong leaders, and reducing bullying. Project UNIFY teams, like varsity teams, are an integral part of the school community. Colorado’s program is a national leader.

*$2,500 supports ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ campaign (stop the use of the word ‘retard/retarded’) at two Project UNIFY schools and engages the ENTIRE student body

*$1,500 funds a Unified soccer, basketball or flag football team for an entire season

*$750 covers the cost of an entire ski or snowboard season including lift tickets, transportation and equipment for one athlete

*$550 covers the entire cost of a track and field meet for 150 eager athletes.

*$255 will fund all of the training and competition for one athlete in his/her sport for an entire season.

*$100 covers the cost for one athlete to bowl for eight weeks.

*$50 provides medals and ribbons for 20 athletes.

*$25 funds health screenings for one athlete for an entire year

Special Olympics Colorado accepts donations online (click the ‘Donate Now’ button above) or through the mail. To contribute by mail, please make checks payable to Special Olympics Colorado and mail to our state office at: Special Olympics Colorado, 384 Inverness Parkway, Suite 100 Englewood, CO 80112

Feel free to call 720.359.3109 to speak with someone on our Development Team. Special Olympics Colorado will provide you with an acknowledgement letter signed by the President of Special Olympics Colorado for all cash contributions of $25 or more.

Memorials and Legacies

Gifts in honor of or in memory of friends and family are a dignified way to mark an occasion or remember a special person in your life. Named gifts and endowments are also available. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Megan Toohey at 720.359.3109.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts provide important benefits to the donor as well as Special Olympics Colorado. One simple way to remember Special Olympics Colorado is to include us in your will or estate. When you start thinking of charities that have made a difference in your life or community, please remember us. Many of our supporters have left a bequest of a specific amount or a percentage of their estate. Others have made Special Olympics Colorado the beneficiary of life insurance policies, stocks, bonds and/or retirement plans.

Some planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on which strategy works best for you. If you, your attorney or financial advisor has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Special Olympics Colorado by calling 720.359.3109.

Have you already included Special Olympics in your will or estate plans? Please let us know so that we may acknowledge you. We want to thank you today for the difference your gift will make tomorrow!

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Gold Medal Monthly Giving Society

Support Special Olympics Colorado Year-Round!

Giving monthly to Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is simple and rewarding. The Gold Medal Monthly Giving Society is a group of committed donors who, through their regular, monthly gifts, help support over 20,000 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 20,000 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.

Donation Levels:

$50 per month provides the curriculum & equipment to start a Young Athletes Program for 2 — 7 year olds in one classroom.

$30 per month provides equipment, training & competition for six athletes in his/her sport for an entire season.

$15 per month provides the opportunity for two athletes to compete in State Summer Games.

To join the Gold Medal Society, click here and select “Recurring” Donation Type.

For more information, please contact Megan Toohey.

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Vehicle Donations

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

Donate your vehicle today. All you need to do is to complete a simple online donation form or call 1.866.628.2277, and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Be sure to mention Special Olympics Colorado as your charity of choice!!

The vehicle donation program accepts automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, riding mowers, golf carts, boats and trailers. Vehicles do NOT have to be running, but they must be complete vehicles without major damage.

To review a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here

Giving Circles

If you are interested in supporting Special Olympics Colorado and want to be a part of something bigger, consider a giving circle. Giving circles provide a vehicle where you and select group of individuals to leverage your dollars to create lasting, sustainable change. SOCO has three established giving circles. You could also create your own giving circle and leverage your dollars with your family and friends. It is easy to do, contact the vice president of development for more information.

1969 Circle of GivingFamily and Friends Fund Give $19.69/ month to ensure SOCO continues for generations to come

By celebrating the inception of SOCO in 1969, this giving circle ensures that SOCO programs will always be available to all athletes for generations to come. Join for $19.69 per month and receive recognition in the annual report, a commemorative SOCO pin, and invitations to VIP events.

Leadership Giving Circles

–Mandy Connell, KHOW Radio

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