Special Olympics Utah is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competitions. Special Olympics transforms communities and brings people together through the events and programs throughout Utah.

 

VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Utah. We could not exist without the dedication of thousands of Utahns.

In Utah, we count on over 4000 volunteers across the state. The time, energy and enthusiasm of volunteers fuel our movement and make our athletes’ dreams a reality.

At Special Olympics Utah, there is a place for everyone. At the end of the day, all volunteers have one thing in common, pride in knowing they are providing opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities are still available, see below for day of event volunteer opportunities or email us at volunteers@sout.org.

For more information on how to become a coach or athlete, please contact Jonathan Embler, VP of Sports Programs

For more information on how you bring your corporate volunteers or large groups to the Summer Games, to sponsor the Summer Games or other special events, or to support our programs, please contact Wendy Kelly, Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships

2017 Area Games

April 29- North Area Aquatics (Swimming)

May 5- Central Athletics (Track & Field)

May 6- Central Aquatics (Swimming)

May 12- South Athletics (Track & Field)

May 12- South Aquatics (Swimming)

May 13- Metro Athletics (Track & Field)

May 13- Metro Aquatics (Swimming)

2017 UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports – Soccer Tournament

May 6 –  UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports Soccer Tournament

2017 Utah Summer Games

June 2- Softball 

June 2- Athletics (Track & Field)

June 2- Block Party

June 3- Softball

June 3- Athletics (Track & Field)

June 3- Aquatics (Swimming)

 

 

2017 STATE AREA GAMES

April 29 – North Area Swim & Athletic- Utah State University, Logan, 9am to 1pm

May 5 – Central Athletics – Provo High School, 9am to 1pm

May 5 – Southeast Athletics – San Juan High School, 9am to 1pm

May 6 – Central Swim – Lehi Aquatics Center, 9am to Noon

May 6 – Southeast Swim – Moab Aquatics Center, 9am to 11am

May 10 – Northeast Swim – Vernal Rec Center, 9am to 1 pm

May 12 – South Athletics – Desert Hills High School, St. George, 9am to 1pm

May 12 – South Swim – Washington City Aquatics Center, 9am to 1pm

May 13 – Metro Athletics – Granger High School, West Valley City, 9am to 3pm

May 13 – Metro Swim – JL Sorenson Recreation Center, Salt Lake City, 9am to 1pm

May 17 – Northeast Athletics – Uintah High School, 9am to 1pm

Please contact your Regional Area Manager if questions.

 

 

 

 

2017 SPECIAL OLYMPICS UTAH STATE SUMMER GAMES

JUNE 2nd & 3rd in Utah County

Special Olympics Utah’s 2017 Summer Games will be held in the Utah County area on June 2nd – 3rd.  Nearly 1,300 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and hundreds of day-of-volunteers. Competition will be held in the following sports:

  • Athletics (Track & Field) – Provo High School
  • Swim – Provo Recreation Center
  • Softball and Unified Sports® Softball – Footprinters Park
  • Motor Activities Training Program – Held at each venue

Join us on Friday evening, June 2nd, f
or Special Olympics Utah Block Party and dinner to held at the University Place Mall Park.

Please note that the location for the above sporting events will be held at different locations in the same area. Each venue will offer a delegation registration, volunteer check-in, and Opening Ceremonies. Please contact Jonathan Embler at embler@sout.org for more information or questions.

2017 Torch Runs*   

Tues. May 2 – Grantsville, Tooele City, Tooele County

Wed. May 3 – Ogden City / Weber County

Wed. May 3 – Millard County, Delta, Fillmore

Fri. May 5 –  San Juan Co into the area games

Thur. May 11 – Duchesne County, Roosevelt City

Fri.  May 12 – Uintah County, Vernal City

Fri. May 12 – Washington City into the area games

Fri.  May 19 – Cache County, Logan City

Wed. May 24 – Davis County, Kaysville and multiple agencies

Wed. May 24 – Draper City/ Salt Lake County

Thurs. May 25 – Box Elder Co./ Brigham City and other cities and towns

Sat. May 27 – St. George City/ Washington Co.

Fri.  June 2,  The Final Leg of the 2017 Torch Runs, Provo/Orem

*Details on start times and locations forthcoming

 

2017 UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports Soccer Tournament

May 6, 2017 @ Hillcrest High School

 

Special Olympics Unified Schools strategies focus on creating and sustaining a positive school climate that values and manifests appropriate and effective engagement leading to inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity.
Special Olympics Utah and UHSAA Unified Sports have partnered to bring to our communities Unified Sports Soccer. Athletes (with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Partners (without intellectual disabilities) train, practice, and compete together in a regular season of soccer.
The UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports Soccer Tournament is the culmination of a great 2016/2017 Soccer Season. All participating schools will compete in the state championship for the opportunity to take the State Unified Championship trophy and showcase their school. This is a co-ed sport activity.

 

 

 

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