Why Esports? 

Esports combines the lifestyle that we advocate for, which is inclusion, acceptance, and that sports are for everyone. Esports allow anyone, anywhere, the opportunity to compete whether it’s through an individual competition or a team based competition, while creating opportunities for virtual connection

The Benefits

Research conducted by the Samueli Foundation found that in 2018, esports:

  • Improve visual acuity & attention (Green & Bevelier)
  • Foster scientific reasoning (Clark; Steinkuehler & Duncan; NRC)
  • Accelerate language learning (Young et.al.)
  • Improve digital and print literacy (Gee; Leander; Steinkuehler)
  • Increase problem solving skills (Adachi & Willoughby)
  • Associated with higher math achievement (Bowers & Berland)
  • Strongly associated with technology fluency (Hayes)
  • Associated with higher GPA for HS students (Fox et.al.)
  • Fosters personal growth (Richard & Ares)
  • Increases satisfaction with school (Astin)
  • Associated with higher degree completion (Ryan)
  • Cultivates persistence – specifically gains in “internal locus of attribution” (Pascarella et.al.)

Upcoming Esports Events

Epic Esports Event

Special Olympics Colorado and Special Olympics Arizona have partnered to host a month long esports challenge, we’ve dubbed… The Epic Esports Event! This July, athletes and unified partners of Special Olympics will have the opportunity to test their gaming skills against others from across the country.   Esports tournaments will be available to gamers across […]

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Stay tuned for tournaments in July including:

Four sport based games (Madden, NHL, Fifa & NBA 2K) available in two separate divisions (Xbox & PS4) and Rocket League & Fortnite, available cross a variety of platforms!


Rick Brady
Unified Champion Schools Manager, Middle & High Schools
(720) 359-3103

Adrian Mora
Denver Regional Manager
(720) 359-3104