Special Winter Olympics Colorado

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Special Winter Olympics Colorado is back on!

This is really a special event for people who would otherwise have very little chance of participating in something else of such significance.

Gotta hand it to the Colorado Donor who made this dream come back alive for some many people.

Press Release from Special Olympics Colorado:

“We are delighted to announce that the Special Olympics Colorado 2010 State Winter Games have been reinstated,” says Mindy Watrous, President & CEO of SOCO. “These generous Colo- radoans, who wish to remain anonymous, have made our athletes’ dreams come true. We are ex- tremely grateful to them.”

The Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games mark the culmination of the winter sports season. The event draws nearly 400 Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Sports partners plus an additional 600 individuals (volunteers, coaches and family members) from around the state.

Competition takes place in six sports — alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, snowshoeing and speed skating. The games, which include Opening and Closing Ceremonies, are open to the public FREE of charge.

This marks the 32nd year for the Special Olympics Colorado State Winter Games and the 22nd consecutive year the event will take place at Copper Mountain Resort.

“We are thankful for our wonderful partnership with Copper Mountain Resort. They have been supportive, understanding and incredibly fl exible in agreeing to once again host our winter games.”

Date and Location of  Special Winter Olympics Colorado

2010 State Winter Games, March 28 & 29th – at Copper Mountain Resort and Dobson Ice Arena, Vail.

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