Special Olympics Steamboat and Yampa Valley/SOSY
A nonprofit fundraiser supportingSpecial Olympics Colorado
Our team needs YOU!
raised by 23 people
7 months left
This winter, Special Olympics of Steamboat and Yampa Valley, SOSY, athletes are racing in honor of our friend and teammate, Sue White, who passed away this summer. Sue set an example of team spirit, competitiveness, and sportsmanship that will live on to inspire our whole team to strive for the gold!
SOSY offers training and competitive opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 through adult. Currently, we offer bowling, softball, track and field, snowshoeing, as well as skiing and snowboarding (in cooperation with STARS) to our Yampa Valley Special Olympics athletes. All expenses involved in participation in a sport/competition, i.e. uniforms, travel, lodging, meals, are expenses borne by the athletes alone with no subsidies from any organization. SOSY’s main focus is to raise funds to offset these expenses for our athletes, as well as to foster team spirit through logo gear and uniforms and season-end celebrations.
Athletic endeavors provide the same feelings of self-worth and success to athletes with intellectual disabilities as to any other athlete, fostering sportsmanship and team spirit; and often helps to break down prejudice and ignorance surrounding those disabilities. Your donation to our team will subsidize expenses associated with competing, so our Special Olympians can thoroughly experience the thrill of competition. Help them find their gold!
"Let me win. If I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt".
This fundraiser supports
Special Olympics Colorado
Organized By Joan Boglioli