December 2016
'Tis The Season to be Thankful
From all of us at Special Olympics Colorado...
Thank you for your continued support! Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!
Freezin' For a Reason
It's Polar Plunge Season!
The 2017 Polar Plunge Presented by Westerra Credit Union is just around the corner. Hurry, save $10 by registering early for the Denver Splash & Dash 5K by December 31!
Polar Plunge Dates and Locations:
2016 Colorado Gives Day
Thank You for Choosing Inclusion on Colorado Gives Day!
As a result of your tremendous support, we were able to raise $149,226, an increase of $7,700 donated compared to last year! Words cannot describe the immense impact your donations have on our athletes; on their confidence, their health, their social skills, their ability to compete in sports they love and experience true joy. 
Unified Youth Basketball League
Looking for Coaches and Young Athletes!
A new pilot program for unified youth basketball will begin in January. We are looking for coaches and young athletes with and without disabilities to join! Two teams ages 5 to 7 and ages 8-12 will practice and compete on teams at regional and state events. Mark your calendar for an Open House on Saturday, January 7 from 6-8pm at Valor Christian High School If you are interested in signing up your young athlete for either of these teams or wish to receive more information, please email Mandi DeWitt at mmd@specialolympicsco.org. Please include your location and age of young athlete.
2017 Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
We'd love to hear from you! Nominations are now being accepted for Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, Doug Fulton Kindness Award (formerly Unified School of the Year), Young Athlete of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Coach of the Year, Law Enforcement Agency of the Year and Family of the Year. The nomination deadline is January 27, 2017.  Click Here for the Nomination Form
Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant
Confident. Able. Amazing.
Experience the celebration of abilities that's touching hearts and changing minds nationwide. The pageant is open to girls and women with disabilities ages 5 and older January 20-21 at the Broomfield Auditorium. Participants show their abilities in their evening gowns on stage, in an interview with judges and as they introduce themselves to the audience. The only entry fee for participants is five cans or boxes of food. These items will be donated to local food pantries by the six 2017 Colorado Miss Amazing representatives.  Learn More
Chipotle Give Back Day
$7,215 Raised!
Thank you to everyone who dined at Chipotle Mexican Restaurants on Chipotle Give Back Day! 
Westerra Credit Union Financial Tip
Keep Your Finances in Shape!
Reviewing your finances can be informative and can save you money, too! Westerra Credit Union invites you to schedule a free Financial Checkup at any branch location and get a free Fitbit!  Learn More

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