Special Olympics Colorado july 2019 Newsletter

Thank you, Mindy!

After 13 years of exemplary service to Special Olympics Colorado, President & CEO Mindy Watrous is moving on to a new opportunity in Naples, FL. Under Mindy’s tenure, SOCO saw tremendous organizational, financial, and programmatic growth. We are grateful for all she has done for the SOCO community and she will be missed! ⁠Please send her a note of your well wishes here.

Join us to share memories, well-wishes, and thanks for all she has done for SOCO at Mindy's Send-Off Celebration on Saturday, August 3rd!

SOCO Hosts First-Ever Coaches Summit

Special Olympics Colorado hosted its first-ever Coaches Summit this month! In attendance were more than 50 coaches who were joined by Athlete Leaders for both sports-specific and non-sports training. Candice Frankovelgia from the Center for Creative Leadership, spoke to the group about team culture, leadership, and connecting with our athletes. Thank you to the Radisson Hotel Aurora, Cherry Creek School District, and West Middle School for their gracious hospitality, as well as Chick-fil-A Denver for providing lunches. All clinicians and coaches who attended are listed here. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

Pull for a Purpose on Saturday, August 17 at the Plane Pull presented by Subway!

Thank you, Subway, for your continued support of the Plane Pull!

Get Ready for the State Summer Classic presented by Smile Generation in Colorado Springs on August 24-25!

Thank you for your support of the State Summer Classic, Smile Generation!

Join Us at the Denver Nuggets Run to the Rim 5K on August 12! 🏀

This family-friendly race includes a ticket to a Nuggets game, a chance to meet Rocky, and a post-race festival, all while helping to support Special Olympics Colorado!

Use the code "SOCO" at check out for $5 off of your registration. Click here for registration and more information!

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!

Sign the petition here!

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!

SOCO In The News

Don't miss your chance to pull a 164,000-pound plane to raise money for Special Olympics Colorado

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Special Olympics Western Regional Summer Classic

Athletes, coaches, families celebrate start of Special Olympics in Colorado Springs

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