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.
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!
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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!
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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