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 Unified Champion School. Using the platform of sports and the power of youth leadership, we are improving school climate, developing strong leaders, and reducing bullying. Unified 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 Unified Champion 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 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!