Focused On Abilities

Since 1996 Small Champions transforms and empowers the lives of Eagle County youth who are challenged with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. Engaging them in winter and summer sports programs that support their developmental progress.

Small Champions provides an opportunity for special children to be part of a group that meets often to enjoy sports, grow, learn, and have fun!


Adaptive Rec

Special Olympics has an active organization in our neighborhood. Like Small Champions, Special Olympics provides sports training and competition for athletes of all ages. They offer sports opportunities currently not available from Small Champions. Their biking, swimming, bocci and softball programs are well attended in Eagle County. Check at their website to see all the available sports. You will also find detailed information on how to register your athlete.


Ways To Participate

Creating Memories

Where there is a will – we will find a way! Our activities are designed to exceed expectations and provide forever memories.

Our Sponsors

The support we receive from our sponsors demonstrates the true spirit of “it takes a village”. Not only does their investment support our programs, it strengthens our community.

Eagle Valley Behavioral Health: We’ve partnered with this wonderful organization to provide a peer support program for the special needs community in Eagle County.

In The News

Dream comes true for young Avalanche fan during alumni weekend in Vail


Caden Roebke. Caden and I had never met until last Wednesday. He had never come out to ride with Smal... Read More

Kathy Mikolasy

In the past Richie has done a couple of sessions of group swim lessons, frustrating for all. He was s... Read More

Jennifer Hefferan

The day before we took him to meet Kathy, we went to a stable where Henry could ride a pony.  He wan... Read More

Sandy Schroeder

Small Champions is an incredible program that allows my students opportunities that they may not othe... Read More

Elizabeth Koskinen Special Education Teacher

“I have seen many benefits of Small Champions! The bond between the small champion and the instruc... Read More

Nicole Barth Special Education Teacher

I have volunteered with Small Champions the last couple of years and I have met many people and creat... Read More

Karsen Williams

Nothing compares to the smile on my son's face after a Small Champions event. Read More

Denise Gallagher

I have been a volunteer with Small Champions for 3 years. I have made many friendships while skiing, ... Read More

Kaden Williams

Small Champions has allowed our family to once again dream for our son, Sam. Read More

Honore Everly

Small Champions has given our daughter a feeling of pride and belonging. She is now able to partake i... Read More

Kelly Herzog