Special Olympics

Sam Villela

Sam Villela is 19 years old and in his first year with Special Olympics. A graduate of North High School in Denver, Villela is a volunteer at Denver Health.

Villela’s proudest accomplishment was winning first place at a Special Olympics soccer tournament. He believes that Special Olympics has changed his life, because it has given him the opportunity to play more sports.

He enjoys playing soccer, basketball and football. His favorite Rapids player is Martin Rivero.