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Coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics around the world. Coaches provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete.



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Developing skills, building self-esteem and having fun, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete.



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Special Olympics would not exist today without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place.



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For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves.



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    Watch the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on ESPN

    It’s finally here! With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The Games will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. You can take part in the... Read more →

    Special Olympics Utah Names New President and CEO

    Dear Athletes, Coaches, and Family Members, and all the great supporters of Special Olympics Utah, On behalf of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Utah, it is my pleasure to introduce you to D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, our new President and CEO of Special Olympics Utah. Below is the press release that was issued this week announcing the Board’s selection and appointment of D’Arcy. We are excited to have D’Arcy join our team. You... Read more →

    Special Olympics Utah athlete Jazmine Slama to speak in 16 California cities for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

    SALT LAKE CITY, July 17, 2015 – Jazmine Slama, Special Olympics Utah track and field athlete, has been chosen to speak in 16 different cities along the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg route in California as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope carry the torch to the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Slama was nominated by Special Olympics Utah to be on the 2015 Los Angeles Final Leg... Read more →