Fetina has been competing with Special Olympics Colorado since 2013 in basketball, bowling, and soccer. Being part of a Special Olympics team has made her more outgoing and given her confidence. She loves the friends she has made from being part of the Brighton High School Unified Soccer, Flag Football and Basketball Team. She will be competing this summer with the Brighton High School Unified Soccer Team at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Fetina is an honor roll student and has had perfect attendance in high school. She loves music and the Denver Broncos. Congratulations Fetina on being named the Special Olympics Colorado Female Athlete of the Month!
Nicholas has been competing with Special Olympics Colorado since 2006 in basketball and aquatics. He will be competing in the Special Olympics USA Games this summer in Seattle, Washington in the high performance aquatics division. Nicholas loves being part of a team and helping them win. In his free time he enjoys video games, art, dancing, cooking, and being with his friends. Nicholas says, “Special Olympics has helped me to be able to play sports like everyone else.” Congratulations Nicholas on being named the Special Olympics Colorado Male Athlete of the Month!
Coach of the Month
Aspen DeField has been involved with Special Olympics Colorado for 15 years after first volunteering as a college undergrad while studying sports psychology. Now as a Recreation Therapist for Denver Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive program, Aspen works daily with people with disabilities and supports their efforts to build and maintain life skills, promote healthy living, and foster positive relationships through sports and recreation opportunities. Aspen says, “The best parts of my coaching experience are the moments of growth and realization that we’re all strong, grateful, and more capable than we ever imagined. We all learn from and appreciate each other – both athletes and coaches alike.” Congratulations Aspen on being named the Special Olympics Colorado Coach of the Month!
The Hass Family (Cindy, Randy and SOCO Athlete Caitlin) are wonderful supporters of Special Olympics Colorado. Randy and Cindy have been coaches for the Cherry Creek Aquatics team for the past 6 years. This 100 member swim team competes year-round. Their daughter Caitlin has been involved as a Special Olympics Colorado athlete for 10 years and competes in aquatics and basketball. She will be competing in aquatics at the Special Olympics USA Games and her father Randy will be by her side as the Team Colorado Aquatics Coach. Caitlin is also a Global Messenger and speaks to groups about her experiences on behalf of Special Olympics Colorado. Congratulations to the Hass Family on being named the Special Olympics Colorado Family of the Month!
Volunteer of the Month
Karen has been a Special Olympics Colorado volunteer consistently for the past 3 years. She also volunteered when she was in high school and college. She loves volunteering for the Polar Plunges because she likes to hear people’s stories about why they are involved. She also enjoys volunteering at competitions because of the interactions she has with the athletes. Karen adds, “I love their enthusiasm and energy!” Congratulations Karen on being named the Special Olympics Colorado Volunteer of the Month!
Jordan Law has been a wonderful supporter of Special Olympics Colorado and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. They recently sponsored the Law Enforcement Torch Run Tribute at the Capital and have also sponsored our Polar Plunge. Later this summer, they will be “Pulling for a Purpose” as a sponsor and a team at the Plane Pull for Special Olympics Colorado athletes. Founding Jordan Law member Jason Jordan says, “We are extremely proud to support this organization.” Congratulations to Jordan Law on being named the Law Enforcement Torch Run Community Partner of the Month!