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    2016 Polar Plunges Announced

                We are excited to announce the dates for our 2016 Polar Plunges. Hundreds of warm-hearted plungers from across the state will take a chilly dip into freezing cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics Utah, which provides year-round sports training, athletic competitions and other programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 2016 POLAR PLUNGES Cedar City – January 30th Cedar City Aquatic Center 2090 W.... Read more →

    Athlete Profile: Shelley Raynes

    Athlete: Shelley Raynes Participating since 1985 Shelley first became involved with Special Olympics Utah during her early teen years under the direction of her parents/coaches, Alice and Joseph. All these years later, at the age of 43, she continues to challenge herself with her sister and coach, Mel, and their eight other siblings cheering her on. “(Because of Special Olympics) I am more confident, more motivated, I always try hard,” Shelley said. “Win... Read more →

    Athlete Profile: Jax Golly

            Athlete: Jason (Jax) Golly Participating since 2010 Nancy Golly says the Special Olympics Utah program has helped her son Jason (Jax), immensely. “Before he joined (Special Olympics Utah), we struggled to find something that would help him feel better about himself,” she said. “Jax was starting to realize he was different and wasn’t as good in sports like the kids around him at school.” Jax’s motor skills were behind... Read more →