Special Olympics

14 June 10:59 am

Coach and Chaperone - Special Olympics Colorado All-Star Team

Phil is a 38 year old assistant coach for the Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Soccer Team.  He is from Liverpool, England and attended the University of Sheffield.  His favorite sports are cricket and soccer. 

Phil comments that “working with this team is a humbling experience.  No matter how difficult a challenge you face, this team proves constantly that any obstacle can be overcome with a little determination and a great attitude”. 

14 June 10:59 am

Coach and Chaperone - Special Olympics Colorado All-Star Team

Sarah is a 33 year old coach for the Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Soccer Team.  She is from Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Metropolitan State College of Denver.  She enjoys photography and skiing.

For Sarah, being a coach brings her joy, respect, and admiration.  She says, “the players are a strong and positive influence on my life and they bring out the best in me”.

11 February 8:12 pm

Well, they were much braver then the rest of us.

Members of the front office staff dressed in Rapids uniforms and old cheerleader outfits and topped with a Rapids burgundy beanie jumped into the icy waters of Chatfield Reservoir this afternoon as part of the 4th Annual Colorado Polar Plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics.

At a little after 1 pm, with the temperature not quite at 20 degrees, the group walked out on the ice of the reservoir to the cut out triangle that formed the four feet deep 'pool.' I can only imagine the questions going through their heads as they stood on the edge and finally jumped in.

Well done, crew!

(Clockwise from top row L-R): Peter Schwartz, Wayne Brant, Jeff Jacobson, Alex Teal, Christa Dellebovi, Tim Hinchey, Rachel Sweeney, Rebecca Payne, Kristen Sonsma


10 February 1:28 pm

According to, Saturday's noon tempurature in Denver is supposed to be about 27 degrees, with a 'feels like' of 19 degrees. That's what nine members of the Colorado Rapids front office staff will be facing as they take the Polar Plunge to help raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Colorado.

President Tim Hinchey and CMO Jeff Jacobson are among the staffers that will dress in old Rapids uniforms and the old cheerleading outfits and jump into the freezing waters of the Chatfield Reservoir. The other members of the staff (that have not yet chickened out) are Wayne Brant, Alex Teal, Rebecca Payne, Rachel Sweeney, Christa Dellebovi, and Kristen Sonsma.

Even though online registration is closed, people (or teams) can sign up on the spot beginning at 11 am. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.