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.
We need your help –– and there are 3️⃣ big reasons why:
- Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity to give back to organizations that are transforming their communities and the world.
- Thanks to our partners at Finish Line, every gift to Special Olympics today will be DOUBLED to help twice as many athletes around the world.
- Athletes need your support now more than ever.
We’ve had to cancel or postpone many of our events this year. That was a really tough decision for us. We never want to take away the chance for athletes to laugh with teammates, learn a new skill, or show the world their abilities –– but the safety of athletes and their families is our first priority.
Though many in-person events remain paused for now, we can’t pause our support for athletes. We need to make sure they have everything they need to get into the game again when it’s absolutely safe.
Our mission is to bring our life-changing impact to every person with intellectual disabilities (ID). We already serve more than 2,000 athletes in Utah — but for every inspiring Special Olympics athlete in Utah, there are 15 more people waiting for their chance — and so many more around the world. On Giving Tuesday, will you give back to athletes and help us reach those still on the sidelines?
Giving Tuesday is the best time to make a gift to Special Olympics Utah. Why? Because every single dollar is matched for TWO times the impact! Don’t wait –– chip in $25 or more now to see your support for athletes everywhere doubled!
Thank you for your support now, and always.
The Team at Special Olympics Utah ❤️
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! 🎉