Coach and Chaperone - Special Olympcs Colorado All-Star Team
Ilima is a 36 year old coach for the Special Olympics Colorado Rapids Soccer Team. She is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended Colorado State and the University of Colorado, Denver. Ilima enjoys cooking and knitting as well as playing soccer.
Ilima says that this team is extremely important to her and that she has learned a lot from the athletes. She says “the longer I coach in Special Olympics the more I learn about what it takes to make a strong team that truly plays together to overcome any barriers they might face and come out ahead. We don’t always win, but we leave the field after every game knowing we each tried our best, supported our teammates, and had fun”. She is excited and grateful for the opportunity to travel to Seattle and hopes her team has a positive and enjoyable experience.