Special Olympics Saved by Generous Denver Couple

February 2010

If you're going to the Special Olympics' 2010 State Winter Games in Colorado, be grateful for the kind donation of one Denver couple. The annual games, which are held at Copper Mountain Resort and Vail's Dobson Ice Arena, were set to be canceled until the donors, who asked not to be identified, contributed about $80,000, says Kathy Muffenbier, a spokeswoman for Special Olympics Colorado (via The Denver Post). The 32nd annual event, which is scheduled for March 28-29, provides perks but not all expenses for about 400 athletes and 600 volunteers, according to 9News. "These generous Coloradoans...have made our athletes' dreams come true. We are extremely grateful to them," says Mindy Watrous, president of the Special Olympics in Colorado.