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Check the Box. End Discrimination.
Tax time is upon us! Help end discrimination against individuals with intellectual disabilities. Whether you are getting a tax refund or not, you can make a donation to Special Olympics Colorado on line 11 on the Colorado tax form. As one of the 20 charities listed, Special Olympics Colorado must raise $75,000 to remain a listed nonprofit. Your gift may be deductible on your 2017 taxes. Your gift stays in Colorado. Your gift changes lives. To learn more, visit Checkoff Colorado.
Freezin' For a Reason!
The  2018 Polar Plunge Series presented by Westerra Credit Union kicks off on Saturday, February 10th at Aurora Reservoir. Join us in Aurora or at any of the six other locations throughout Colorado! 

A few seconds of being cold and wet can create a lifetime of opportunities for Special Olympics Colorado athletes! Each Polar Plunge has its own fun with a Winterfest, After Party with vendors, food, music and more! The Polar Plunge is family friendly so make sure to invite them to be your cheering squad! Register at your favorite location:

Unified Generation Spotlight
Mary Egan
Special Olympics Colorado
Youth Leader
Mary Egan, a Special Olympics Colorado youth leader from Colorado Springs, has launched a Unified Juniors program for kids with intellectual disabilities ages 4-12 in her community. As a coach, Mary focuses on helping the participants develop skills they need including balancing, dribbling, and shooting to then transition to a Special Olympics Colorado competitive team. The young athletes from the program attend the regional and state basketball tournaments and compete throughout the season. Mary has been involved with Special Olympics Colorado for more than 10 years as a unified partner, volunteer, and a member of the Southeast Area Youth Activation Committee. Click here to learn more about our Athlete Leadership Program.
2018 Hall of Fame Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental is February 9, 2018! Do you know an outstanding athlete, volunteer, coach, law enforcement agency, family or community partner? The Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame Luncheon annually recognizes the contributions and achievements of individuals and organizations around Colorado that have made a significant impact within the Special Olympics movement. Click here to submit your nomination by Friday, February 9th!

For more information about being a table captain or the nomination process, please contact Alexandra Vander Pol at AVanderPol@SpecialOlympicsCO.org.
Help SOCO Win $100,000!
We did it fans! We made it to ROUND 2! Thanks to you,  Special Olympics Colorado won $7,500 and are on our way to $100,000 in the  Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge! Please keep voting! Click here to vote for Colorado Buffaloes Men's Basketball Coach Tad Boyle DAILY and from every deviceYou can also vote daily on  Twitter  and  Instagram  posting your own "time out" photos and using the hashtags #Timeout2Vote and #CoachTadBoyle.
Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant 
Special Olympics Colorado is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Colorado Miss Amazing Pageant on March 4th! Colorado Miss Amazing provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. Contestants will take part in interviews, a talent show, and a fun-filled day of activities. Click here to register by February 10th! Registration costs just 5 cans of food.
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Shelby Taylor
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