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.
Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Utah. We could not exist without the dedication of thousands of Utahns.
In Utah, we count on over 4000 volunteers across the state. The time, energy and enthusiasm of volunteers fuel our movement and make our athletes’ dreams a reality.
At Special Olympics Utah, there is a place for everyone. At the end of the day, all volunteers have one thing in common, pride in knowing they are providing opportunities to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Volunteer Opportunities are still available, see below for day of event volunteer opportunities or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on how to become a coach or athlete, please contact Jonathan Embler, VP of Sports Programs
For more information on how you bring your corporate volunteers or large groups to the Summer Games, to sponsor the Summer Games or other special events, or to support our programs, please contact Wendy Kelly, Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships
2017 Area Games
2017 UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports – Soccer Tournament
2017 Utah Summer Games
2017 STATE AREA GAMES
April 29 – North Area Swim & Athletic- Utah State University, Logan, 9am to 1pm
May 5 – Central Athletics – Provo High School, 9am to 1pm
May 5 – Southeast Athletics – San Juan High School, 9am to 1pm
May 6 – Central Swim – Lehi Aquatics Center, 9am to Noon
May 6 – Southeast Swim – Moab Aquatics Center, 9am to 11am
May 10 – Northeast Swim – Vernal Rec Center, 9am to 1 pm
May 12 – South Athletics – Desert Hills High School, St. George, 9am to 1pm
May 12 – South Swim – Washington City Aquatics Center, 9am to 1pm
May 13 – Metro Athletics – Granger High School, West Valley City, 9am to 3pm
May 13 – Metro Swim – JL Sorenson Recreation Center, Salt Lake City, 9am to 1pm
May 17 – Northeast Athletics – Uintah High School, 9am to 1pm
Please contact your Regional Area Manager if questions.
JUNE 2nd & 3rd in Utah County
Special Olympics Utah’s 2017 Summer Games will be held in the Utah County area on June 2nd – 3rd. Nearly 1,300 athletes and Unified Sports partners will compete during this two-day event and will receive support from nearly 500 coaches and hundreds of day-of-volunteers. Competition will be held in the following sports:
- Athletics (Track & Field) – Provo High School
- Swim – Provo Recreation Center
- Softball and Unified Sports® Softball – Footprinters Park
- Motor Activities Training Program – Held at each venue
Join us on Friday evening, June 2nd, f
or Special Olympics Utah Block Party and dinner to held at the University Place Mall Park.
Please note that the location for the above sporting events will be held at different locations in the same area. Each venue will offer a delegation registration, volunteer check-in, and Opening Ceremonies. Please contact Jonathan Embler at email@example.com for more information or questions.
2017 Torch Runs*
Tues. May 2 – Grantsville, Tooele City, Tooele County
Wed. May 3 – Ogden City / Weber County
Wed. May 3 – Millard County, Delta, Fillmore
Fri. May 5 – San Juan Co into the area games
Thur. May 11 – Duchesne County, Roosevelt City
Fri. May 12 – Uintah County, Vernal City
Fri. May 12 – Washington City into the area games
Fri. May 19 – Cache County, Logan City
Wed. May 24 – Davis County, Kaysville and multiple agencies
Wed. May 24 – Draper City/ Salt Lake County
Thurs. May 25 – Box Elder Co./ Brigham City and other cities and towns
Sat. May 27 – St. George City/ Washington Co.
Fri. June 2, The Final Leg of the 2017 Torch Runs, Provo/Orem
*Details on start times and locations forthcoming
2017 UHSAA/SOUT Unified Sports Soccer Tournament
May 6, 2017 @ Hillcrest High School