DENVER (CBS4) – Special Olympians testified at a hearing at the state capitol on Monday. They support a bill which would create a Special Olympics license plate in Colorado.
The proceeds from the plate would help fund the nonprofit, Special Olympics Colorado.READ MORE: COVID Restrictions In Colorado: Several Counties Move To 'Level Clear' On Sunday
One athlete asked lawmakers to join the “inclusion revolution.”
“The acceptance I feel in the Special Olympics community inspired me to become my best self,” said Hanna Atkinson.READ MORE: Aurora Public Schools To Require COVID Vaccinations For Staff
“Even though I have earned hundreds of medals, the most important thing I have received from Special Olympics are pride and self worth,” said Erin Holloway.
The bill would also continue a check-off on income tax forms for Special Olympics. It allows taxpayers to make a voluntary donation to the organization when they file their return.MORE NEWS: Flags To Be Lowered To Honor Colorado Springs Shooting Victims
The bill passed its first committee on Monday.