Special Olympics Colorado In the News


Brrr…Polar Plunge Raises $1,200 for Special Olympics Colorado in Rangely
The Herald Times

Evans police officers get to skip shaving after meeting fundraising goal for Colorado Special Olympics
The Tribune


Support Special Olympics Colorado by Tipping a Cop at Olive Garden

SOCO Trunk or Treat and Harvest Festival

Special Olympics Colorado Regional Bowling Tournament in Pueblo
KOAA News5

2018 Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame
KOAA News5


Cornhole Tournament Benefits Special Olympics Colorado
Fox21 News

SOCO Athletes Cheer on Kyle and Vic – Kroenke Sports Charities

Arvadans Test Strength To Raise Funds for Special Olympics Colorado
Arvada Press

UCCS and Special Olympics Colorado Host Flag Football League
UCCS Scribe


Colorado State Patrol and Fruita Police Department Host Cops and Cars Car Show

Colorado Rockies Players Team Up With Special Olympics Colorado

CU vs CSU Flag Football Unified Rivalry Game

CenturyLink Supports Special Olympics Colorado Athletes

Teams Pull Plane to Raise Money For Special Olympics Colorado

Plane Pull
Denver Police Department

State Summer Games presented by Spectrum
Video by Megan Baer

SOCO Broncos Play60 Clinic
Video by Megan Baer

JULY 2018

Tip-A-Cop Raises Money for Special Olympics Colorado

Special Olympics Colorado Athletes Represent the Rapids at MLS All-Star Game
Colorado Rapids

2018 Plane Pull Presented by Subway – Denver7 Morning News Segment

Team Colorado’s Tori Smith wins Gold at Special Olympics USA Games!

Colorado Rockies Freeland Visits Team Colorado in Seattle at USA Games
Major League Baseball (MLB)

Colorado Athletes Given Special Escort Ahead Of National Competition

Adams County Sheriff’s Office vs. Brighton High School Unified Soccer Team
Adams County Sheriff’s Office

JUNE 2018

Locals Honored with Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame
KKCO11 News

Special Olympics Colorado Opening Ceremonies – State Summer Games
NBC11 News

Athletes Face the Heat (Track and Field)
Western Slope Now

Special Olympics Athlete Takes Home Gold (Aquatics)
Western Slope Now

Grand Junction Sentinel Newspaper Wrap and Article – State Summer Games
Grand Junction Sentinel

Powerlifters Kick Off Special Olympics Colorado State Summer Games
NBC11 News

Special Olympics Colorado State Summer Games Kick Off June 8
Fox21 News – Living Local

CenturyLink supports Special Olympics Colorado Athletes in Their Quest for the Gold

Ryerson Volunteers at Special Olympics Colorado Denver Public Schools Track Meet

Colorado Rapids Unified Team Kicks of 2018 Season

MAY 2018

Colorado Rapids Announce 2018 Unified Soccer Team Roster
Burgundy Wave

Denver Broncos Team Up With Special Olympics Colorado for Play 60 Event
Denver Post

Special Olympics Athletes Race to Finish With Smiles on Their Faces at Western Regional Competition in Craig
Craig Press

Hundreds Cheer on Special Olympics Colorado Athletes
Western Slope Now

APRIL 2018

Comets to Scrimmage with Northeastern Junior College Soccer
Journal Advocate Sports

Athlete’s Courage in the Face of Cancer Earns Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Honor

Fountain First Responders Compete in Dodgeball Tournament for Special Olympics Colorado

Team Colorado Training for 2018 USA Games


MARCH 2018

“I Love To Play”: Smoky Hill Hits Court For Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament

Special Olympians Take to the Ice for Championships 
Highlands Ranch Herald

Taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics 2018
The Gazette

High School Students Take Frigid Plunge in the Name of Special Olympics Colorado

Denver7, Law Enforcement Torch Run raising funds for Special Olympics Colorado 

Springlike Polar Plunge Raises Money for Special Olympics Without the Freezin’
The Gazette

Annual Polar Plunge Benefiting Southeast Special Olympics Team

Denver Police Recruits Take Polar Plunge

Greeley Bowling Tournament Raises 28,000 for Special Olympics Colorado
Greeley Tribune


Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games Returns to Copper Mountain
Summit Daily

Athletes Shine in Special Olympics Winter Games
KOAA News 5 Colorado Springs

Bowling Tournament Set To Raise Funds For Special Olympics Colorado
Greeley Tribune

Denver7 Takes the Plunge for Special Olympics Colorado

Annual Polar Plunge Kicks Off In Sub-Freezing Temperatures

Special Olympics Supporters Fearless in Taking Aurora’s Polar Plunge
Aurora Sentinel

Hundreds Take and Icy Bath in Annual Polar Plunge

Legend Unified Takes down the Parker Police Department…Again
Parker Police Department

Special Olympics Colorado TriRegion Winter Games
Eldora Mountain Resort

Montrose Hosts Special Olympics Colorado Basketball Game
KJCT8 News

In It For the Athletes – Denver Region Skating Championship
Columbine Courier

Sheriff’s Department Seeks Teams to Participate in Annual Polar Plunge
Pueblo Chieftain

Colorado’s Top Youth Volunteers of 2018 Selected by National Program – Savannah Rock
PR Newswire


Tad Boyle Once Again Participating in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge

XGames Special Olympics Athletes Announced!


Sheriff’s Office Hosts Tip-A-Cop Event to Benefit Colorado Special Olympics
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Broncos’ Jamaal Charles Shares Story of ‘Outcast’ Childhood
Colorado Springs Gazette

Top 5 My Cause, My Cleats Stories You Need to Know About


Eagle County Law Enforcement Works Together to Aid Public Safety
Vail Daily
Durango Police Department Doesn’t Want You to Shave Your Face
Durango Herald


Orchard Mesa Lanes Hosts Special Olympics Bowling Tournament
KJCT 8 News
Western Colorado SOCO Athlete Training For Special Olympics Nationals
KKCO 11 News


Behind the Scenes – Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo Unified Match
Colorado Rapids
Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Unified Team Match Report
Colorado Rapids
Smiles Rule at Second Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Game
Colorado State University
Special Olympics Blog: Alie Goldblat’s MLS All-Star Experience
Colorado Rapids
Denver Police Department Participates in the Plane Pull
Denver Police Department

AUGUST, 2017

Special Olympics Colorado Improves Quality of Life for People with Intellectual Disabilties
Falcons Participate in Special Olympics Soccer Clinic
Air Force Falcons
Rapids Special Olympics Unified Team vs DC United
Colorado Rapids
Law Enforcement Officers are the Lifeblood of Special Olympics Colorado
Folks Pull a Plane at DIA for Special Olympics Colorado
Volunteers Lining Up For a Chance to Pull a 164,000 Pound Plane for Special Olympics Colorado

JULY, 2017

Honorary ESPY Given to Special Olympics Athlete Battling Cancer in the Hospital
Special Olympics Athlete Jason Horton Receives ESPY
Colorado Rapids
Colorado Rockies Host Fantasy Camp
Tip A Cop Fundraiser Helping Raise Money for Special Olympics
Craig Special Olympics Swimmers Take Gold
Craig Daily Press

JUNE, 2017

Special Olympics Colorado Torch Run 2017
Denver Police
Law Enforcement From Across Colorado Coming Together for Torch Run
Law Enforcement Runs for Special Olympics Colorado
Centennial Citizen
Colorado Rapids Unified Squad Also Celebrate Win Over Columbus
MLS Soccer
Colorado Rapids Partner with Special Olympics Colorado for the 6th Year
Burgandy Wave
Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified Team Open Their 2017 Season Against Crew SC
Colorado Rapids
Opening Ceremony Kicks of 2017 Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games
NBC 11 News
Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games: Grand Junction Team Wins Gold
Western Slope Now
Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games
Western Slope Now

MAY, 2017

CSU Special Olympics College Hosts First Unfied Flag Football Tournament
Rocky Mountain Collegian
DPS Elementary Students Take Part in Special Olympics Track and Field 
Special Olympics Colorado Track Meet Made Possible by Thousands of Volunteers
Christine Noel Shows us Special Olympics Colorado
45th Annual Grand Junction Track and Field Meet
Western Slope Now
Jamaal Charles, Broncos Teammates Host Special Olympics Football Clinic
The Denver Post
Jamaal Charles Participates in Play60 Kids Event
Special Olympics Colorado Craig Spring Games Help Athletes Win in Multiple Ways
Craig Daily Press

APRIL, 2017

SOCO Athlete Amanda Bammann and Aurora Police Department’s Cassidee Carlson Carry the Torch to Austria 
Aurora News Weekly
Taking the Polar Plunge
Colorado Springs Gazette
Joy MacLeod Representing Special Olympics Colorado at World Games in Austria
A Special Person Becomes a Hometown Hero After Bringing Home the Gold
CBS Denver
Special Olympics World Games Reward Steamboat Springs Residents in Different Ways
Steamboat Today
Tournament brings March Madness to Front Range Unified Basketball Teams
Special Athletes Shine on the Ice
Highlands Ranch Herald
Smoky Hill High School Unified Team’s Latest Championship Win Sums Up Spirit of Teamwork
Cherry Creek School District
Thousands of Volunteers Keep Special Olympics Going

MARCH, 2017

SOCO Benefits from University of Denver Analytics Challenge
Daniels College of Business
Cherry Creek Aquatics Dives Right In
Denver Nuggets Basketball Clinic
Colorado Avalanche Floor Hockey Clinic
Altitude TV
Special Olympics Gives Steamboat Athlete Opportunity of a Lifetime
Steamboat Today
SOCO Celebrates 29 Seasons at Copper Mountain
Summit Daily
Bowling Team Raises Money for SOCO
The Tribune
Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games at Copper Mountain


Legend High School Unified Team Challenges Parker Police Department
Sterling Police Department Wins State Award
Sterling Journal-Advocate
Polar Plunge Helps Thousands of Athletes
Greeley Bowlers Ready for SOCO Fundraiser
The Greeley Tribune
Team Rallies Around Special Needs Player
Bead Team Makes Bracelets for Special Olympics World Games
Miss Amazing Pageant


Warm Up To The Polar Plunge
9News Colorado & Company
Teaching Kids To Be Kids Through Sports
Parker Police Department Wins Tip-A-Cop Top Fundraiser
Parker Chronicle