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.

First, I’d like to thank all of you for the support you continue to give to Special Olympics Utah. Unfortunately, we again find ourselves in a period of transition. Our President/CEO, Jeannie Gamble, is no longer with our organization. We realize that the timing is not optimal, but this change in leadership became necessary. We are confident that we will continue to move forward to further our important mission for the benefit of all of our incredible athletes. We intend to work quickly and thoughtfully to make this transition a smooth one. We understand that this has been an unsettling time with COVID, and all the necessary adjustments that have come with it, but please know that we have the best interest of SOUT in mind and that this change will bring collaboration and growth.

With all of this in mind, we’d like to ask the Utah community to be a part of this process! If you know of anyone that you believe would be able to fill the role of Special Olympics Utah President/CEO, please take a look at the full job description here. All resumes and inquiries should come to me at michelledwolfenbarger@gmail.com. Thank you! 

Michelle Wolfenbarger, Board Chair, Special Olympics Utah

Join Us for At-Home/Virtual Fall Games!

Since we’re still dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re shifting to all at-home/virtual games. With that said, here is our new 2020 Fall At-Home/Virtual Coaches Guide! 🎉 Click this image below👇 to download it and all of the individual sports guides. If you have any issues with downloading please reach out to our Marketing Director, Mallory Jesperson, at Marketing@SOUT.org. Thanks so much for adapting to all of these new changes! 👍

We’ve got a wonderful virtual volunteer opportunity for all of you. If you need a task, just MASK! 😷

Here at Special Olympics Utah, we’re sponsoring this virtual volunteer event in an effort to sew masks for our wonderful athletes! Everything will be provided. All we need is your time and hands! 👍 The fabric, thread, and patterns will be provided and can even be delivered in a safe and socially distanced manner.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in helping with, sign up here 👉 Mask-Making Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out our Volunteer Coordinator, Vanessa Tuckett at Volunteer@SOUT.org