Financial contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and can be made throughout the year. Your gift can do so much to impact the experience of our Special Olympics athletes.
*$10,000 will fund the implementation of two new Project UNIFY high schools, impacting 2,100 students – changing school climates into a welcoming and inclusive place of all students, using the platform of sports and the power of youth leadership. In these schools, bullying and school violence will be reduced and character development, volunteerism and youth leadership will flourish.
*$5,100 covers the cost associated with a Summer Classic competition where 450 athletes have the opportunity to showcase their abilities in Bocce, Cycling, Golf, Softball and Tennis.
*$2,511 will fund a Unified soccer team and a student led ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ campaign (stop the use of the word ‘retard/retarded’) at one Project UNIFY school, engaging the ENTIRE student body
*$996 will fund an entire flag football team for one season.
*$517 covers the entire cost of a track and field meet for 150 eager athletes.
*$255 will fund all of the training and competition for one athlete in his/her sport for an entire season.
*$100 covers the cost for one athlete to bowl for eight weeks.
*$50 provides medals and ribbons for 25 athletes.
Special Olympics Colorado accepts donations online (click the ‘Donate Now’ button above) or through the mail. To contribute by mail, please make checks payable to Special Olympics Colorado and mail to our state office at:
Special Olympics Colorado
384 Inverness Parkway, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112
Feel free to call 720.359.3100 to speak with someone on our staff.
To assure judicious financial stewardship of your contribution, Special Olympics Colorado will provide you with an acknowledgement letter signed by the President of Special Olympics Colorado for all cash contributions of $25 or more.
Special Olympics Colorado and its local programs host a number of community events throughout the year. Please visit our website regularly for opportunities to participate, and like us on Facebook – it’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on with our athletes and how you can help contribute. The SOCO State Office puts on two public events and an invitational event to help raise additional funds each year. The Polar Plunge series in February is a fun way to get your family, friends and co-workers involved. The annual FirstBank Golf Tournament in June is another opportunity to give and participate. And, the Hall of Fame Breakfast in September is another popular event that draws hundreds of business leaders, donors, sports personalities and media together to celebrate the accomplishments of our top athletes, volunteers and supporters.
Colorado Gives Day
Special Olympics Colorado is one of many non-profits in Colorado participating in the online campaign which invites Coloradans to give on a certain day each December. Visit ColoradoGives.org to learn more.
Memorials and Honorariums
Gifts in honor of or in memory of friends and family are a dignified way to mark an occasion or remember a person’s special talents. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Tiffani Lennon at 720.359.3111.
Leave your legacy with Special Olympics Colorado
Leave no athlete behind. Include Special Olympics Colorado in your estate planning. Special Olympics Colorado: a best practice organization ensuring nearly .80 on every dollar is dedicated to our athletes.
Planned gifts provide important benefits to the donor as well as Special Olympics Colorado. One simple way to remember Special Olympics Colorado is to include us in your will or estate. When you start thinking of charities that have made a difference in your life and the lives of your family members, please remember us. Many of our supporters have left a bequest of a specific amount or a percentage of their estate.
There are many other charitable planned giving options available to you such as making a planned gift by naming Special Olympics Colorado as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan. Some of these planned giving strategies may have a greater tax benefit to you than others, so please consult with your attorney or financial advisor on which strategy would work best for you. If you, your attorney or financial advisor have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Special Olympics Colorado Development Department by calling 303.592.1361. We are happy to help!
Have you already included Special Olympics in your will or estate plans? Please let us know so that we may welcome you into our Legacy Society. We want to thank you today for the difference your gift will make tomorrow!
Community Health Charities
SOCO is part of Community Health Charities of Colorado (CHC) – a workplace giving program that supports non-profit health agencies. CHC is a collaborative effort of 43 Colorado based health charities. CHC offers their member charities and campaign partners the power of efficient fundraising through payroll contribution. Workplace giving lets you spread out your donation over an entire year, allowing you to be more generous without ever writing a check. Ask your company about giving to SOCO through CHC.
Wondering what to do with your used car, truck, boat, RV or motorcycle? Donating your unwanted, but usable vehicle to Special Olympics Colorado, is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used vehicle will make a big difference in supporting Special Olympics Colorado and our 15,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Why not donate your vehicle today? All you need to do is to complete our simple online donation form or call 1.866.701.2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Be sure to mention Special Olympics Colorado as your charity of choice!!
The vehicle donation program accepts automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, dirt bikes, tractors, riding mowers, golf carts, boats and trailers. Vehicles do NOT have to be running, but they must be complete vehicles without major damage.
To review a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here.