Learning to be a Leader at ALPs U
More than 50 athlete leaders gathered on November 3 for the Fall semester of the Athlete Leadership Program University (ALPs U).
Throughout the day, athletes learned about leadership skills and took courses in health and fitness, governance and communication. The day even started out with a group Zumba Class!
Generation Unified at the Youth Summit
At the 2019 Unified Youth Summit, more than 100 athletes, unified partners, and educators from schools across the state got together to discuss how to engage more students in inclusive activities, best practices for promoting the Inclusion Campaign, as well as tips on social media, stress management, and much more!
The Youth Activation Committee (YAC) was responsible for all of the planning and put in a lot of hard work to make this event happen, so thank you to the YAC and to everyone who attended!
Thank you also to Legend High School for hosting us!
State Fall Classic presented by TD Ameritrade
It was a great day at State Fall Classic! More than 400 athletes and unified partners competed in bowling and volleyball thanks to the support of over 100 volunteers from TD Ameritrade, Johns Manville, ADT and others!
Congratulations to all of the athletes!
CSU National Unified Champion School Banner Presentation
On November 16 during the CSU vs. Air Force Academy football game, Colorado State University received their National Banner Presentation for being an ESPN Top 5 Unified Champion School.
The Special Olympics College Club at CSU held a tailgate and press conference before the game and participated in the Ram Walk with the CSU football team. ESPN's Michele Steele then joined them in presenting the banner during the game's halftime.
The leadership shown by CSU College Club leaders Mallory Gustin and Liz Belecky was the highlight of this honor for CSU. The presentation was just the icing on the cake after three days of inclusive programming including a Unified flag football intramural game, a social night filled with games and a stress management station.
Congratulations to CSU for being named an ESPN Top 5 Unified Champion School and receiving a National Banner Presentation!
Meet Ashtyn Egger, our Young Athletes Coordinator
Favorite Sport: Football because it's something that my whole family enjoys doing together whether it's watching or playing.
Hometown: Billings, Montana
Hobbies: Photography and being outside.
What do you love about SOCO? Working with Young Athletes, I love getting to see the kids' faces and knowing that what I'm doing is making a difference in people's lives.
If you have any questions about the Young Athletes Program, contact Ashtyn at firstname.lastname@example.org!