Special Olympics Colorado
At a special luncheon October 13, Westerra Credit Union was recognized as the 2016 Community Partner of the Year by Special Olympics Colorado and inducted into the Hall of Fame. “We truly appreciate Westerra and the work they do to expand Special Olympics unified sports into middle schools and high schools throughout the Denver metro area," said Mindy Watrous, President/CEO of Special Olympics Colorado. Westerra President/CEO John McCloy and Chairman of the Board Jim Kullhem (pictured above) accepted the award on behalf of the credit union.
"As the Official Credit Union of Special Olympics Colorado," McCloy said, "we thank our members and employees for their generous contributions and volunteerism on behalf of Special Olympics throughout the year. We appreciate all you do to help raise funds for an organization so closely aligned with us in support of our schools and our community." The school-based Unified School Strategy program incorporates athletes with and without disabilities, playing side-by-side on the same team, building inclusiveness, respect and leadership skills among students.
"Westerra has engaged with athletes and programs in every way possible," Watrous said, "including the Polar Plunge series, holding R-Word campaigns in all of their branches, having all employees wear Special Olympics Colorado
t-shirts and partnering with the Unified Colorado Rapids Soccer team. Westerra even features local Special Olympics athletes on their debit and credit cards and donates $52.80 for every new account opened."
Westerra is the sponsor of the Polar Plunge Series. where "plungers” can challenge themselves to jump into a frigid body of water and get pledges of financial support from family and friends. They can even run a 5k, too, if they choose! Register now for a Polar Plunge!
Westerra also donates $52.80 to Special Olympics Colorado for all new accounts when you mention Special Olympics. Learn more about Special Olympics Colorado.
Make a donation now to help expand Special Olympics into more schools.