March 2024 Change Makers

March 2024 Change Makers

Marissa Powers

Athlete of the Month

Marissa has been a Special Olympics Colorado athlete for 14 years and has competed in a number of sports, including her favorite, basketball.

Marissa’s favorite part about Special Olympics Colorado is being able to make new friends and try new things. Last year, Marissa was part of the SOCO Street Team, where she attended events and competitions and captured social media content. She also interviewed athletes and helped share their stories.

Additionally, Marissa has been a Health Messenger for more than 2 years and makes sure her friends and teammates stay healthy and are getting enough exercise during the week. When asked what her favorite part of being a Health Messenger was, she enthusiastically responded with, “The community of friends, teammates, and coaches I have met and continue to meet.”

Congratulations on being recognized as the March Athlete of the Month, Marissa!



Anytime Fitness

Community Partner of the Month

We are thrilled to recognize Anytime Fitness as our Community Partner of the Month!

Anytime Fitness and Special Olympics Colorado share a common belief that exercise can be beneficial, in all sorts of ways, to anyone. Regardless of fitness level, ability or location, Anytime Fitness and Special Olympics Colorado are inclusive organizations that open their doors to others, meeting people where they are along their fitness journey, and helping them get to a healthier place – Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone.

For the past five years, Anytime Fitness has generously sponsored the Polar Plunge 5K Runs and we have had so much fun. We are grateful for their partnership!

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