Western Region

Our Special Olympics Colorado athletes, unified partners and volunteers are spotlighted by news outlets around the state of Colorado for their tremendous accomplishments and remarkable efforts in helping build communities. We would like to share some of these exciting stories with you. Please take a moment to learn more about the ways in which people get involved with Special Olympics Colorado and the difference that experience is making for all types of people.

July 15, 2017

11th Annual Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 7 a.m. start *THE TOURNAMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 12 TEAMS* Foothills Ice Arena 2250 Old Kipling Street Lakewood, CO Click here to view teams and donate for this special event! The Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament has become one of the most popular hockey tournaments among

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October 26, 2015

Montrose Schools Bowling Tournaments

The Montrose Schools Bowling Tournaments will be held at the Rose Bowl in Montrose – 90 Rose Ln, Montrose, CO 81401 Please join us for Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 am. To volunteer for this event please click on the link above to register.

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October 10, 2015

Western Area Bowling Tournament

The Western Area Bowling Tournament will be held at El Jebowl. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 am. 0200 Gillespie Dr. El Jebel, CO To volunteer at this event please click on the registration link above.

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August 8, 2015

Summer Classic

Join us as athletes compete in Bocce, Cycling, Golf, Tennis and Softball at the 2015 Summer Classic Saturday, August 8th! Competition for Bocce, Cycling and Softball will take place at Aurora Sports Park. Opening Ceremonies will start at 8:00 am with competition to follow at 9:00 am Competition for Golf will be at Fitzsimons Golf

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June 21, 2015

Strawberry Shortcut

Sunday, June 21, 2015 The Strawberry Shortcutis a 10K and 5K race held in beautiful Glenwood Springs every June. A 1-mile Family Fun Run is also very popular. The event typically raises $5,000 annually for programs and events in the area. This third-party fundraiser is held during Glenwood Springs’ Strawberry Days Festival. The 2015 race

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May 9, 2015

Gauntlet Obstacle Race

Saturday, May 9, 2015   The Gauntlet Obstacle Racein Grand Junction this past May helped raise over $15,000 for area programs. A third-party fundraiser hosted by Western Colorado Contractor’s Association, the Gauntlet Obstacle Race is a 5K obstacle course race through mud and dirt and Special Olympics Colorado is the beneficiary. For more information, visit

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Date TBD

Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament

Organize a softball or flag football game between your agency and your local fire department (or other surrounding agencies). Recruit a SOCO team in your area, and enjoy fundraising while playing alongside our Special Olympics athletes. Battle of the Badges is co-hosted by the Durango Law Enforcement is held every September. It’s a competitive softball

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