November 2016

Colorado Gives Day


Colorado's largest one-day online giving movement, Colorado Gives Day, is coming up and we need your support! On Tuesday, December 6th, thousands of people in the community will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours. Your support helps us empower another athlete to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. Make a pledge for CO Gives Day by clicking here. 
Congratulations to November's Monthly Winners! 


Polar Plunge presented by Westerra Credit Union

The moment you've all been waiting for is here! Registration is now open for 8 Polar Plunges presented by Westerra Credit Union throughout Colorado!
The  Denver Plunge which will take place at the Denver Zoo also features a 5K Run/Walk at City Park! Don't miss out on the early bird rate of $30 for the 5K (one free beer for 21+ and free admission to the Denver Zoo is also included)! The early bird rate is available until December 31st!
 



Star Wars Rogue One Movie Premier Tickets 

Our generous sponsor,  Charles Schwab has offered SOCO tickets to the premier of the Star Wars Rogue One movie on December 15th.  Click here to enter the drawing to win one ticket to this exciting event! Must enter drawing by November 29th.
Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant
 
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 20th and 21st, 2017 at the Broomfield Auditorium. Click here to learn more!


SOCO Athlete Hannah Atkinson Blog Post

Special Olympics Colorado athlete, Hannah Atkinson wrote a blog post this past month called "Athlete Leader In Health" for the Together Counts Blog. In it she lists her top tips in exercise, nutrition, and fitness, while also sharing her personal experiences in becoming fit. Click here to read more! 
College Students: Get Involved!
 
SO Colleges are forming statewide on multiple campuses! SO College provides leadership opportunities to spread awareness of our Special Olympics movement through fundraising opportunities, event planning and social inclusion for athletes in our surrounding communities. We currently have two SO College chapters throughout Colorado at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. Please contact the President of either chapter with any questions and get involved today:
 
University of Northern Colorado - Kennidi Cobbley -  cobb9745@bears.unco.edu
 
Colorado State University - Laura Brunner -  lbrunner@rams.colostate.edu
Presented by SOCO's Sponsor, Westerra Credit Union

Understanding Chip Technology

The new EMV cards are here! And, with the "smart cards" comes a lot of confusion. Do I swipe? Do I need to use a PIN? Why can't I keep my old card? Why don't I have my chip card yet? What does the chip do anyway? Click here to read more!

Fun Fact: Special Olympics Colorado earns $52.80 for every new account opened at Westerra when someone mentions SOCO! Click here to learn more. 
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