The Colorado Rapids and Special Olympics Colorado kicked off their seventh consecutive year together against the Minnesota United FC Unified Team on June 23 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids have partnered with Rangeview High School Unified Soccer Team from Aurora, CO for the 2018 season.
The unified team, which is comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities between the ages of 16 and 35, will receive training from the Colorado Rapid’s players and coaches. The 17-player squad features four graduates, five seniors, five sophomores, and three juniors.
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.