Special Olympics

Ryan Yim

Ryan Yim is a 20-year-old Unified partner in his second year with the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified team. Ryan has been playing soccer with Special Olympics Colorado for two years. Although he loves soccer, Yim’s true passion has been basketball. He currently attends the University of Northern Colorado.

Ryan got involved with Special Olympics Colorado when Denver Parks and Rec contacted him while he was a sophomore in high school with an opportunity to help with Special Olympics Basketball. He loved the atmosphere and the people working with Special Olympics Colorado and has been helping out ever since. Yim said, “I’ve realized that Special Needs people are no different than me or you. I’ve realized that my challenges are insignificant compared to many people that I have met in Special Olympics”.

Ryan’s favorite Rapids player is Tony Cascio.