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.
2018 Law Enforcement Torch Runs
For over 30 years, Utah’s law enforcement community has been supporting Special Olympics and individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Runs (LETR). Our heartfelt thanks to all the law enforcement officers and agencies who have again planned torch runs in their communities for 2018. Find out more about when your community
Upcoming Sports and Competitions
Special Olympics Utah’s 2018 Summer State Games is a two-day event were athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete in:
- Athletics (Track & Field) – Utah Valley University
- Swim –Orem Recreation Center
- Softball, T-Ball, Softball Skills, and Unified Sports® Softball – Orem Recreation Center
- Motor Activities Training Program – Held at each venue
- LETR Final Leg, Block Party and Opening Ceremonies (Friday evening only) – University Place @ The Orchard
Discover the Power. GET INVOLVED.
VOLUNTEER. 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!
BECOME AN ATHLETE. 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!
BECOME A COACH. 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!
PLAY UNIFIED. 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!
SPORTS & COMPETITIONS. 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!
SPECIAL EVENTS. 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!