Guest Article from John Shukie, Father of SOCO Young Athlete Nadia
IMAGINE...You're pregnant with your third child, and with a 11-month old and 3-year in old in tow, you barely have had time to think about what has transpired over the past few days. It started with an abnormal ultrasound. Unknown to you, that ultrasound initiated a chain of events that will change your lives forever. You later find out that your soon to be daughter (your 3rd girl!) has a congenital heart defect, and because this defect is commonly associated with Down Syndrome, you have genetic testing completed. The call arrives from the doctor...the tests came back positive...your daughter, if she survives her heart condition in utero...has Down Syndrome. Click here to read the full article.
Choose Inclusion on Colorado Gives Day!
Colorado Gives Day is on December 4!
Click here to learn more about how you can support Special Olympics Colorado athletes on the biggest day of giving.
State Flag Football Tournament
Congratulations to our 500 Special Olympics Colorado athletes and unified partners from across Colorado who competed at the recent State Flag Football Tournament. As part of the tournament, volunteer medical professionals provided 80 free vision screenings to our athletes and unified partners. Not only did they receive free screenings, they were able to get their new glasses on the spot. Thank you to all of the coaches, volunteers, fans, and our event sponsor Auto-Owners Insurance and supporting sponsor PDC Pharmacyfor making it all possible! Click here to view the photos. Photos courtesy of Brian Johnson Photo.
Texas Roadhouse Tip-A-Cop - December 6
Colorado law enforcement and Special Olympics Colorado athletes are teaming up to earn your tips on December 6 at Texas Roadhouse locations across Colorado from 5pm to 9pm. Let's support our law enforcement partners who have helped us raise more than $1 Million for our athletes this year!
You don't want to miss this pub crawl in downtown Denver on December 15! The 2nd Annual 12 Bars of Charity Pub Crawl is a fun and easy way to support Special Olympics Colorado athletes! Your $30 registration ($10 goes back to SOCO) includes drink specials at over 15 bars, FREE shuttle rides, and a Charity Team Color Sweatshirt. Click here to registerand select Team Special Olympics Colorado.