Special Olympics Utah provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through sports, athletes discover new strengths and abilities, develop greater skills and confidence, and experience added joy and fulfillment in their lives.
SOUT Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Greetings and Happy New Year! Scott Weaver, Special Olympics Utah President & CEO here.
Ideally, I would hit the road and hold town hall meetings in person. However, to be safe I feel it’s best to conduct these virtually. The meetings will allow everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts on how together we can build a “better normal” for the athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and volunteers of Special Olympics Utah.
Your input is important so please register for one of the upcoming town hall meetings. To manage the group size the meetings have been scheduled by Areas, but feel free to register for the day that works best for you.
Thank you in advance for your support and being a partner in building a “better normal.”
Virtual Town Hall Meetings
SOUT Town Hall Mtg. #1 – Central & Metro Areas
Tuesday, January 12th | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Pre-register for meeting #1 click HERE
SOUT Town Hall Mtg. #2 – North & Northeast Areas
Wednesday, January 13th | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Pre-register for meeting #2 click HERE
SOUT Town Hall Mtg.#3 – South, South Central & Southeast Areas
Thursday, January 14th | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Pre-register for meeting #3 click HERE
Here you’ll hear from our new CEO, Scott Weaver, and his plans for the future of Special Olympics Utah! 🎉 You’ll also find out more about our upcoming Snowshoe events. We’ve provided a Virtual Snowshoe & Boot Competition and an In-Person Invitational option. Also, for those of you who are hosting in-person practices, you’ll find out how to claim PPE kits, so you can keep you and all of your athletes safe. We’d like to thank you all for your continued support. It means so much to all of us and the athletes. ❤️
We are looking for volunteers to help us with our Snowshoe Invitational that we will be hosting on January 29th, 2021 from 9 a.m.-3p.m. We will need stagers, staging equipment checkers, DQ officials, timers, announcer, and award presenters.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in participating in please sign up here: Snowshoe Volunteer Sign-up List
Here you’ll learn all about our new CEO, Scott Weaver, and find out how to participate in our Winter Games! 🎉 You’ll have the option to compete in our Virtual Snowshoe & Boot Competition or our In-Person Invitational. We’re also looking for volunteers to help us, so if you’re interested, please take a look. We also hope you’ll be able to help us with our #GIVINGTUESDAY fundraising push because our athletes deserve all the love and support you have to offer. Thank you all for your continued support. It means so much to all of us and the athletes. ❤️
2021 Snowshoe Guides
At-Home/Virtual & In-Person Invitational
We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Harmons Neighborhood Grocer for continually supporting our organization and our athletes. They have been one of our flagship donors for many years, and we’re so incredibly grateful.
Donate to get your Special Olympics holiday ornament!
Give $65 or more today and we’ll ship the first-ever Special Olympics ornament right to your home. Better yet? Your donation can get an athlete everything they need to train, compete, and win in 2021!
Hurry and order today to get your ornament before the holidays!
Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.
SONA Stride Challenge
Virtual Fall Games Opening Ceremonies
Flag Ceremony Presented by The Knights of Columbus
National Anthem Sung by SOUT Athlete, Treven Cole
Virtual Fall Game Stretching Exercises
A HUGE thank you to Hunter & Ross from Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club for taking the time to help us with these stretching exercise videos.
Who’s ready to kick off our Virtual Fall Games?! 🎉 Before we get started, we want to make sure everyone is staying safe and healthy. 😷 We enlisted the help of our Healthy Athletes Head Clinical Director, Mitch Lillywhite, to give us all more information on COVID-19. This pandemic has affected us all, and it’s up to us to work hard to protect ourselves. Stay tuned for our stretching exercise videos. 👍 Head to our Facebook page to chat with us!
We’re looking forward to hosting our FIRST ever Virtual Fall Games! All of our videos will be hosted here, as well as on our Facebook page. Our award ceremony & break out activity groups will be hosted by the University of Utah’s Games Organizing Committee on ZOOM here: SOUT Virtual Fall Games Award Ceremony. We have 39 athletes participating, and we can’t wait to celebrate all of them! 🎉