Special Olympics Colorado

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
HistoryThe global Special Olympics movement got its start on 20 July 1968, when the First International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. But the concept of Special Olympics was born much earlier, when Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in 1962.
LocationArapahoe County
Geographic AreaStatewide
Intake ProcedureCall or visit the website for an application and for more information.
Intake RequirementsA medical examination by a doctor is required before individuals can compete.
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityIndividuals must be:
- at least 8 years of age (children 2-7 years of age may participate in skills training program)
- classified with a developmental disability OR
- identified as handicapped due to cognitive delays and significant learning or vocational problems
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Information
Contact's NameGeorgia David
Contact's PositionVolunteer and Family Manager
Contact's Phone(720) 359-3130
Physical Site Address 112450 E Arapahoe Rd
Physical Site Address 2Ste C
Physical Site City, State, ZipCentennial , CO 80112
Main Phone(720) 359-3100
Other Phone1-800-777-5767 (Toll Free)
Fax(303) 592-1364
Web Addresswww.specialolympicsco.org
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered12/12/1996
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Special Olympics Colorado
Affiliated Programs: Colorado Springs - Special Olympics Colorado
No physical address
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