Special Olympics Colorado CO
Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities, eight years of age and older, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics Colorado held its first event at Aurora Hinkley High School in 1969. Four hundred athletes participated in a one-day track and field meet. Today, Special Olympics Colorado serves nearly 8,500 athletes with a volunteer base of over 6,000 and provides opportunities to train and compete in over 20 Olympic-type sports year-round.