109. Open Mic: Special Olympics 2

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”

―Joe Torre

I am so PUMPED to welcome back The Special Olympics of Colorado to the T&T Mic! Everyone is back out in the mix of the world and The Special Olympics of Colorado (SOCO) are no different. They are out playing, competing, and fundraising to make the ship sail! Megan Scremin, CEO, and Tim Sharpe, Athlete Of The Year 2001 and current Fitness Coordinator, join me in this conversation about all things 2021 and they share SOCO updates and events coming up soon. My friend Paula and I did the Polar Plunge a few months ago and it was A BLAST! SOCO does an amazing job facilitating fun and unique fundraising events that are not only well orchestrated, but bring together an incredible group of like-minded humans and supporters… Paula and I walked away with new friends and a fresh enthusiasm to be involved with the SOCO community!! Be sure to check out The PLANE PULL coming Aug 28th and Sept 18th– Paula, myself, and a crew of our friends will be there too. Bet we can pull a plane faster than you:) Enjoy this fun-check-in with myself, Megan, and Tim as we highlight the impact of SOCO, coming events, and the heart space that leads their mission and values- what an amazing community! If you are an athlete that wants to get involved, a parent, or someone that want to volunteer check out their website for all details- you won’t regret it!!

www.SpecialOlympicsCO.org

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Highlights:

The Special Olympics. Competing and having fun. Building a community above all else. Friends, Family, and all the ones you love. Fundraising and life long impact. Priorities and managing the work load and energy investment. Balance. Fun!


Bios:

Megan Scremin joined Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) in 2013 as a vital part of the leadership team, resulting in exceeded revenue goals and programmatic development and expansion. In her role as CEO, Scremin is committed to ensuring that the 15,000+ individuals that Special Olympics Colorado serves have access to a wide-variety of high-quality and life-changing programming, while utilizing the power of sport to create a healthier and more inclusive Colorado for people of all abilities. 

Tim Sharpe has competed with Special Olympics Colorado for 35 years in sports including cross country skiing, basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball. His favorite sports are golf and softball. Tim says that “Special Olympics has impacted my life by helping me with my self-esteem and teaching me to work as a team.” Tim was the Male Athlete of the Year in 2001, and earned a spot as a golfer on Team USA-Colorado for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina. He serves as a Fitness Coordinator to promote health and wellness to his fellow athletes, and mentors’ other athletes serving in that role. In his spare time, he is an avid Broncos fan and serves on the Athlete Input Council. 

About Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO)

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

@specialolympics

www.SpecialOlympicsCO.org

IMPACT:

15,000+ ATHLETES

3,000+UNIFIED PARTNERS

8,000+YOUNG ATHLETES

21 SPORTS OFFERED

410+ UNIFIED SCHOOLS

1,000+ COACHES

9,000+ VOLUNTEERS

40,000+ ANNUAL COACH HOURS

400,000+ YOUTH IMPACTED STATEWIDE

400+ ANNUAL ENGAGEMENTS, EVENTS & COMPETITIONS

1,800+ ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

96% OF ATHLETES EXPERIENCED IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE

94% OF ATHLETES REPORTED IMPROVED SPORTS SKILLS

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