Colorado Special Olympics
Creek Special Olympics Coordinator
The mission of Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is to provide 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.
Colorado Special Olympics is a year-round sports organization offering 22 different sports during four sports seasons. Sports offered in Cherry Creek are in bold. All other sports are offered through other local programs.
Winter (January to March)
- Alpine skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Figure skating
- Speed skating
- Snow shoeing
- Swimming (Sept-Mar)
Spring (April to June)
- Power lifting
Summer (July to September)
Fall (September to December)
- Floor hockey
- Swimming (Sept-Mar)
Unified Sports Partner Programs®
Unified Sports® is a program that brings together persons with developmental disabilities and their non-disabled peers who are of similar age and ability, on the same team to train for competition against other Unified Sports teams. With the help of a volunteer coach, they will train together year-round in a variety of sports after school and on the weekends. Only a few hours a week gives everyone involved a chance to develop sports skills, build relationships and reap benefits.
Athlete Sign-up and Eligibility
Persons are eligible for Special Olympics provided they are eight years old and above and are considered to have developmental disabilities as determined by their localities. Also eligible are persons who have closely related developmental disabilities such as those who have functional limitation, both in general learning and adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care.
Volunteers are essential to Special Olympics. We have over 50 volunteers we rely on for continued success in the Cherry Creek School District Special Olympics program. As the number of athletes increase, so do the number of volunteers needed.
Special Olympics Colorado
410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
Toll Free: 800-777-5767