Unified Buddies

What is the Unified Buddies Program?

The Unified Buddies program was created as a fun and meaningful way for our Special Olympics CO community to stay connected during these unique and socially distant times.

As an Unified Buddy, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social, health and fitness activities alongside Special Olympics CO athletes in a safe, virtual environment.

All activities are designed to bring athletes and volunteers together in ways that promote physical fitness, social and emotional wellness for all participants utilizing various online technology platforms (i.e. Zoom, social media, etc.)

Steps to Become an Unified Buddy


Step One

Click here to complete this brief pre-participation survey!

Step Two

  • Choose how you would like to get involved from one of the three options below:

Option One

Register to attend a minimum of 2 activities/Zoom sessions from the Unified Buddies Activity Calendar (i.e. Unified Bingo, Trivia, etc.)

Option Two

Volunteer to lead a social activity/Zoom session.

Examples:

– Lead a fitness routine or workout
– Teach a virtual class or demonstrate a skill
– Lead an arts and crafts activity
– Organize and run a virtual social hour (ie. Bingo, Trivia Game, etc.)

Option Three

Join Special Olympics CO Virtual 5K Training Challenge

This is a 6-week inclusive training program ending in a Virtual 5K on September 19. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up and train virtually alongside Special Olympics CO athletes.

To register please email Jena Twete, Fitness and Wellness Manager, at socofitnesscaptain@specialolympicsco.org.

Step Three

Click here to complete this post-participant survey and share your experience!

Upcoming Events

Champions Highlight Show – Summer Season

Friday, September 18 at 7:00 PM, watch the Champions Highlight Show - Summer Season featuring a recap of our amazing summer season, an awards show and special stories from amazing members of the Special Olympics Colorado community. The show is hosted by Avalanche play-by-play announcer Conor McGahey. You can watch the Champions Highlight Show on […]

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

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Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

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Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

Find out more »

Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

Find out more »

Virtual Trivia

Join us for Virtual Trivia! Each week will be a different theme, with prizes, surprise guests, and more. All are welcome to join in the fun, visit the link below to register!

Find out more »

Virtual Bingo

Join us for Virtual Bingo each week! There will be a new theme each week and prizes- please click the link below to register.

Find out more »