Chaka Sutton has worked for Special Olympics Colorado for 25 years and is the direct liaison to Special Olympics International, Special Olympics North America and Team USA for sports. Mr. Sutton oversees SOCO Sports, community programming, professional team partnerships and Unified Champion Schools. Chaka works with district administrators and schools to establish programming in districts across Colorado, ensuring quality delivery of UCS implementation.
Chaka oversees the Competitive Programs and Unified Schools Departments and ensures quality delivery and implementation of the Unified Champion Schools program. He has also served as Head of Delegation for two USA National Games Teams, spearheaded the SOCO Rapids Unified Team and introduced flag football to Colorado. Chaka is also the direct liaison to Special Olympics International, Special Olympics North America and Team USA for sports. He has coached three World Games teams for Special Olympics Team USA and served as Team USA Director in 2015.
Prior to joining SOCO, Chaka was a preschool teacher at the Denver Child Opportunity Program – Lowry Campus and was an assistant football coach at East Tennessee State. Chaka earned his Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology, with a minor in Sport Management, in 1995 from East Tennessee State, where he played football.