It's the Broncos bye week, so join the Special Olympics Colorado Young Professionals Board for Bocce and Brews presented by
Family Garage Door on October 8 at
Form a bocce team (up to 4 people) and enter the tournament, or just come and be part of the fun. Click here to learn more.
Welcome Linda Lappe!
Senior Vice President
Competition and Regional Services
We are excited to welcome Linda Lappe as our new Senior Vice President of Competitions and Regional Services. Linda previously served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of Colorado Boulder. Linda is responsible for the overall management of state games, regional services, coaches training, and the delivery of the mission of Special Olympics Colorado to the athletes, coaches, volunteers, families and sponsors. Linda is a sports fanatic and enjoys hiking and biking.
Northeast Greeley Sluggers Make Healthy Choices
The Northeast Region Greeley Sluggers Softball Team finished their softball season with a swimming event and a lesson on making healthy food choices. Coach Brenda Schmidt, partnered with nutritionist, Sara Lockhart from Banner Health, encouraged the team to make healthier lifestyle choices during their season. Sara met with the team at the end of each practice and brought ingredients for each athlete to make a healthy breakfast, prepare a dinner option and healthy snack.
Click here to learn more about our Health and Wellness Programs.
Opening Eyes Clinical Director Needed
Special Olympics Colorado is looking for an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist to become an Opening Eyes Volunteer Clinical Director. Our Opening Eyes Program offers free vision screenings and education to Special Olympics Colorado athletes. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Leah Combs at lcombs@SpecialOlympicsCO.org or 720-359-3128.
Westerra Credit Union Plays Unified
Support Unified Sports in our schools by taking the Westerra Back-to-School Challenge! Westerra Credit Union will DOUBLE their $52.80 donation to Special Olympics Colorado when new services are opened through September 30! Schedule a financial checkup to learn what's on your credit report, savings strategies, options to refinance loans at lower rates, and explore how much free checking can save you. And you can choose between a National or State Parks pass or Fitbit when you complete your checkup and open a new service! Visit westerracu.com to schedule your checkup today and get in on the challenge. Be sure to mention Special Olympics Colorado!
2017 Plane Pull presented by Subway
The 2017 Plane Pull presented by Subway was a huge success! Thank you to all of the participants, law enforcement, sponsors, families, donors and everyone else involved with this year's event. Because of you, over $140,000 was raised to support more than 21,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes! Look for more information coming soon about the 2018 Polar Plunge presented by Westerra Credit Union. Click here for the Plane Pull final team final standings. 2017 Plane Pull Photos - Courtesy of Life's Image, Ltd.