Special Olympics Colorado January News
January 2017
It's Polar Plunge Season!
Have You Registered Yet?
Be bold, be cold and have fun at the The Polar Plunge Series p resented by Westerra Credit Union! The Denver Splash & Dash 5K registration includes free entry to the Denver Zoo and a Beer Garden!

Register at any location:

Help Special Olympics Colorado Win $100,000!
Vote for Coach Tad Boyle!
University of Colorado Men's Basketball Coach Tad Boyle needs your help in his quest to win $100,000 for Special Olympics Colorado in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge! Vote here and vote daily! Hurry, the first round ends January 22!
Announcing Healthy LEAP
Healthy LEAP (Lifestyle Education and Practice) is a series of health, nutrition, fitness, safety and injury prevention lessons and practical applications created specifically for youth and adults with and without intellectual disabilities. These lessons are delivered by school facilitators in a classroom, and include specific tasks and activities to jumpstart the practice of a healthy lifestyle. This new program is made possible through the support of the Colorado Health FoundationIf you are an educator or know an educator who would like to bring this innovative and unified health program your preschool, elementary school, middle school or high school, please contact Emilie Ricker at ericker@SpecialOlympicsCO.org.
Athletes and Coaches Headed to World Games
We are excited to announce that three Special Olympics Colorado athletes will represent Colorado and the United States at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, March 14-25! These remarkable athletes, with the Special Olympics USA Team, trained in Killington Vermont in December. Congratulations to Joy McCloud (Snowshoeing), Vince Egan (Alpine Skiing) and Sue White (Alpine Skiing)! Also representing Colorado are Tommy Moore (Alpine Skiing Coach), Aspen Defeld (Snowshoeing Coach) and Jenny Chase (Alpine Skiing Sport Manager). 
Calling All Global Messengers!
Have You Been Trained as a Global Messenger?
We need you! We are looking for trained Global Messengers to help increase awareness and share the impact of Special Olympics Colorado and our programs. If you have been through the Global Messenger training and would like to attend speaking events and conferences on behalf of the organization, please let us know! You can call or email Sydney Park, Athlete Leadership Program Manager, at 720-359-3128 or spark@specialolympicsco.org
Aquatics Coaches Training
Interested in Becoming an Aquatics Coach?
Join us for this free training on Sunday, February 12 from Noon to 4pm at SwimLabs Swim Schools in Highlands Ranch! Click here to register.
Last Call for 2017 Hall of Fame Nominations
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
Westerra Credit Union Financial Tip
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