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.


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Special Olympics Utah would not succeed without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, the thousands of individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place through volunteering.
Find out how you can best support Special Olympics Utah as a volunteer… start here!
Being a Special Olympics Utah coach can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime – for both you and the athletes you mentor. Special Olympics Utah coaches often find that the personal rewards received are equal to or even outweigh the benefits they offer the athletes.
Make a difference. Become a Special Olympics coach today! Find out how here!

Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete. We offer year-round training and competitions for people of all ages and skill levels. Start here to find out how you can start competing today!
Unified Sports programs are dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports teams are made up of people with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and people without disabilities (partners). Team members are of similar age and ability to facilitate the excitement and challenge that Special Olympics Utah is all about! Find out more!










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. Whatever their skill level, with 8 sports to choose from (plus the Motor Activities Training Program, MATP), Special Olympics Utah has something for every person with an intellectual disability. Find out more here!
From volunteer to donor to sponsorship opportunities, you can help athletes from around the state achieve their goals and experience the joy that comes from participating in Special Olympics Utah through a variety of Special Events held throughout the year. See our Special Events calendar here!

  • Latest News

    News from Special Olympics Utah – June 2017 – Utah Summer Games Guide

            The 2017 Utah Summer Games are here! June 2-3, 2017 join us in Utah County as we bring together over 1,300 athletes to compete in Softball, Track & Field, and Swim.   Three great venues will bring the Games together along with a fun and special Summer Games Block Party held at The Orchard at University Place.  Check out the Games Guide for the schedule of events, information about... Read more →

    News from Special Olympics Utah – May 2017

                The May edition of News from Special Olympics Utah is now live!   Special Olympics works to spread compassion and acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities and in doing so create inclusive communities. This vision of inclusion starts at the local level, and it takes thousands of volunteers to do it. The May 2017 Newsletter is dedicated to telling the story of those that volunteer for Special... Read more →

    2017 Law Enforcement Torch Runs

                For over 30 years, Utah’s law enforcement community has been supporting Special Olympics Utah and individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Runs (LETR).  At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National and World Games. This year,... Read more →