Special Olympics Colorado AUgust 2019 Newsletter

State Summer Classic presented by The Smile Generation Recap

Congratulations to all Special Olympics Colorado athletes who competed last weekend at the State Summer Classic presented by The Smile Generation! The event brought together 850+ Athletes & Unified Partners, 300+ volunteers, and 130+ coaches to Colorado Springs for the annual competition.

Big thanks to The Smile Generation, SUBWAY, and Waste Management for your support of the State Summer Classic!

The Plane Pull presented by SUBWAY Raises Record $220,000!

Photos Courtesy of Brian Johnson Photography

2019 was a record year for the Plane Pull presented by SUBWAY with 92 teams raising more than $220,000 for Special Olympics Colorado athletes! Special congratulations to the following teams:

  • Highest Fundraising Team (for the second year in a row!): CenturyLink
  • Highest Fundraising Law Enforcement Agency: Denver Police Academy Recruit Class - 19-2A & 19-2B
  • Highest Fundraising Individual: DPD Academy Recruit Officer Julianne Stell

Big thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, team captains, sponsors, supporters and everyone in between!

Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental Save the Date

The Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Comfort Dental is our largest single-day fundraiser of the year where we honor our athletes and community partners, provide an update on all that has been accomplished, and share our vision for the future!

Contact Alexandra VanderPol if you are interested in attending, hosting a table, or learning more about sponsorship opportunities.

CU & CSU Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game

CU and CSU teamed up with SOCO athletes for the fourth annual Rocky Mountain Showdown Unified Flag Football game as a part of the Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series.

After a hard-fought battle, CSU came out victorious with a score of 32-26!

Special Olympics Colorado

Specialty License Plate Petition

Help celebrate SOCO athletes by signing the license plate petition today!

By signing this petition, you are helping us get one step closer to making this license plate available for all Colorado drivers!

Do-Nut Miss Out on the Donut Derby!

Feelin' lucky? Click here for more information on the LETR International Conference Donut Derby and how YOU can win up to $5,000!

Snow Ball presented by The Smile Generation

Click here for information on how to sponsor or attend the Snow Ball presented by The Smile Generation. Questions? Contact Adrian Mora.

Meet Megan, our Interim President & CEO!

As you may know, Mindy Watrous, SOCO's President & CEO has moved to Florida after 13 great years serving as our leader. We wanted you to meet Megan Toohey who is currently serving as Interim President & CEO to help ensure that programming continues as usual for our athletes, volunteers and family members.

Megan has been with SOCO for seven years, serving as the Director of Events and Corporate Partnerships and most recently as Vice President of Development. We asked her to answer a few questions so you can get to know her a little better!

Favorite Sport: Tennis and golf (9 holes is perfect for me) to play and flag football to watch.

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two kids, Grayson (age 3) and Maddie (age 1), checking out new restaurants and traveling.

What do you love about SOCO? Of course, getting to know our athletes - they have so much to teach us all about joy, compassion, sportsmanship, inclusion, and how to truly love life. And also having the chance to be on the same team as my fellow co-workers who are all incredibly smart and dedicated, and work so hard year-round to make sure our athletes have the best experiences possible.

Feel free to reach out to Megan at mtoohey@SpecialOlympicsco.org with any questions, comments, or concerns at any time. And stay tuned for next month's newsletter where you can meet more of SOCO's staff!

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