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Special Olympics Colorado October 2019 Newsletter

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day Donation!

Save the Date! Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, is taking place on Tuesday, December 10th.

Starting tomorrow, November 1st, you can schedule your donation and give athletes throughout the state the opportunity to compete for Special Olympics Colorado!

State Fall Classic presented by TD Ameritrade

In two weeks our fall athletes will take the stage at State Fall Classic presented by TD Ameritrade. Cheer on our bowlers and volleyball players on Saturday, November 16th from 8:00am to 3:00pm!

Congratulations to our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees!

A record 1,100 people were in attendance at the Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Comfort Dental, where SOCO inducted its Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as other individuals and organizations into the prestigious Hall of Fame.

Click here to view the inductees and watch their videos!

Congratulations to our inductees and thank you to everyone who attended and helped SOCO raise more than $250,000 for its athletes and programs!

Join Us for Some Brews and Bocce!

The Young Professionals Board is hosting its 3rd annual Bocce and Brews presented by Friday Health Plans! Grab a team of four and put your bocce skills to the test on Sunday, November 10th at Rhein Haus!

Click here to register!

1,000 More Signatures Needed for License Plate Petition

Celebrate SOCO athletes by signing the license plate petition today!

We still need 1,000 signatures before Dec. 31 to make the SOCO Specialty License Plate a reality! If you are a Colorado Driver and have not yet signed the petition, please click here.

State Flag Football

It was a beautiful day in Fort Collins on October 26th for the State Flag Football Tournament at Colorado State University!

In 2014 the State Flag Football Tournament only had 17 teams. This year, we had 49 teams participate!

Thank you to our event sponsor, Subway, who got up at 3:00am to prepare and donate over 800 subs to our athletes!

Enjoy a "Winter in the Rockies" Themed Celebration!

Get ready for a night full of dancing and fun at the Snow Ball presented by The Smile Generation! Join us on Saturday, December 7th with heavy d'oeuvres, cocktails, dancing and live music from local band, Slopeside!

Time is running out, get your tickets today!

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Adrian Mora to learn more.

Congratulations to the Colorado Springs Fireballs Tennis Team!

They competed in the Special Olympics North America Tennis Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina from October 18-21 and all placed 1st-4th in their divisions!

The Fireballs were the only team from Colorado to compete in the tournament and were among 160 athletes and unified partners from 11 US and Latin American programs in attendance!

12 Bars of Charity

Don't miss the bar crawl of the year! Join the Red Team and support Special Olympics Colorado at the 12 Bars of Charity!

Participating bars include: Sports Column, The Refinery, Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, Brothers Bar & Grill, Whiskey Bar, Sidecar, Giggling Grizzly, Larimer Beer Hall, The Retro Room, Lodo's Bar & Grill, Hayter's & CO and The Ginn Mill.

Get your ticket today!

Save the Date: Texas Roadhouse Tip-A-Cop

Mark your calendars for the Texas Roadhouse Tip-A-Cop on Thursday, December 5th! Together with Special Olympics Colorado athletes, Law Enforcement officials wait tables and collect tips at all Texas Roadhouse locations across Colorado. All tips will go to support Special Olympics Colorado athletes!

Click here to find a location near you!

Pardon our Website Dust!

The SOCO website is undergoing a major overhaul and upgrade, so we apologize for any inconveniences experienced during the transition. If you need assistance finding any information please contact our Senior Marketing Director, Phillip Lybrand at PLybrand@specialolympicsco.org.

Meet Jenny Montoya, our Volunteer Manager

Favorite Sport: I enjoy all sports, but softball is my first love. In high school, I played softball, basketball, and field hockey. I’m a big Chicago sports fan and I also enjoy watching anything and everything UW-Madison. GO BADGERS!

Hometown: Homewood, IL

Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors. I love exploring new parks and trails with my husband, son and daughter and taking spontaneous day trips to just about anywhere in this beautiful state. Writing, photography, and videography are some of my other joys… also Italian food, cozy coffee shops and craft breweries.

What do you love about SOCO? I’ve had the privilege of experiencing many sides of Special Olympics from the perspective of a unified partner, coach, an event day volunteer, and now a staff member. I moved around quite a bit after college and always formed great friendships through Special Olympics. I admire the way in which SOCO empowers, inspires, celebrates, and brings out the best in its athletes, families, volunteers and coaches. There’s nothing more incredibly genuine than the smiles that you see at the award podium.

If you're interested in volunteering for Special Olympics Colorado, contact Jenny at jmontoya@specialolympicsco.org!

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