The Colorado Rapids and Special Olympics Colorado kicked off their sixth consecutive year together when the Rapids’ Unified Team faced off against the Special Olympics Columbus Unified Team on June 3 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The unified team, which is comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities between the ages of 16 and 35, received training from the Colorado Rapid’s players and coaches.
This exchange program not only provides Special Olympics athletes with top-level training and competitive experiences, but also offers MLS fans an opportunity to witness the talents and abilities of Special Olympics Colorado soccer players’ first-hand.
Through the generosity and financial support of our corporate partners Adidas, Cardel Homes, Coca-Cola, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Transamerica the program has continued to grow each year. With their backing, the Colorado Rapids’ Unified Team is provided with a truly one-of-a-kind experience.