News from Special Olympics Utah – June 2017 – Utah Summer Games Guide

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Utah Summer Games are here! June 2-3, 2017 join us in Utah County as we bring together over 1,300 athletes to compete in Softball, Track & Field, and Swim.   Three great venues will bring the Games together along with a fun and special Summer Games Block Party held at The Orchard at University Place.  Check out the Games Guide for the schedule of events, information about the venues and where to come party with us on Friday night, June 2, as we welcome the … Continue Reading

News from Special Olympics Utah – May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

The May edition of News from Special Olympics Utah is now live!

 

Special Olympics works to spread compassion and acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities and in doing so create inclusive communities. This vision of inclusion starts at the local level, and it takes thousands of volunteers to do it.

The May 2017 Newsletter is dedicated to telling the story of those that volunteer for Special Olympics Utah and the difference they make in promoting common humanity and creating inclusive communities. Please consider … Continue Reading

2017 Law Enforcement Torch Runs

 

 

 

 

 

 

For over 30 years, Utah’s law enforcement community has been supporting Special Olympics Utah and individuals with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Runs (LETR).  At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National and World Games.

This year, the final leg of the 2017 Torch Runs will be in Utah County in Provo/Orem as they Continue Reading

2017 SPECIAL OLYMPICS UTAH – CHAMPIONS CAMPAIGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

From April 15th through May 15th, Special Olympics Utah’s champions will work together to raise awareness and funds to support Special Olympic Utah’s valuable programs, resources and opportunities for our incredible athletes, partners and volunteers.  Find out how you can support Special Olympics Utah Champions and contribute to our 2017 Champions Campaign goal of $10,000!

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News from Special Olympics Utah – April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News from Special Olympics Utah – April 2017 is now live!

Special Olympics Unified Schools strategies focus on creating and sustaining a positive school climate that values and manifests appropriate and effective engagement leading to inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity.  Find out more about Unified Sports and Unified Champion Schools and how you can be a part of changing lives through sports and competition in your community!

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Harmon’s Neighborhood Grocers – “Go For the Gold!” in March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us as we “Go For The Gold!” in March every Friday and Saturday at local Harmon’s Grocery Stores and enjoy Root Beer Floats, a chance to meet your local Special Olympics Utah athletes, coaches and families, and the opportunity to support the spirit of competition that is Special Olympics Utah.  

Each year during March, Harmons and Special Olympics Utah join forces to promote National Frozen Food Month as we “Go For The Gold!” Harmons donates a portion of frozen food … Continue Reading

2017 Summer Games – June 2-3, 2017 – 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

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2017 Polar Plunges – THANK YOU

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you for a great Polar Plunge Season!  With two new Polar Plunge locations along the Wasatch Front and some great weather to get “freezin’ for a reason” – we had a splendid time!   We appreciate everyone who make it possible for us to bring the Polar Plunges to different communities throughout Utah, and look forward to 2018!  Our giant inflatable Polar Bear will head south once again to the  Cedar City Aquatic Center and the St. George City Pool for these fun southern … Continue Reading

Donate in November to the 2016 Fall Fund Drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

We at Special Olympics Utah THANK YOU for your support in 2016. With the help of sponsors, donors and volunteers, over 1,700 athletes from around Utah have been able to participate in sports training, competitions and other programs. SOUT also provided more than 1,000 screenings at Healthy Athletes clinics during 2016.

What makes Special Olympics Utah unique from other local sports programs?

1.) Our focus is to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities.
2.) Athletes compete at no cost to them or their families.
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Join Us at 2016 Fall Sports Classic

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2016 Fall Sports Classic

On October 14 – 15th,  nearly 1,000 athletes and Unified Partners from across Utah will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons at state games at the University of Utah and Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City. The Fall Sports Classic features aquatics, basketball, bocce and golf along with the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).

Hundreds of athletes from around the state competed in their area aquatics, basketball and bocce competitions from August through October. These athletes, along with those competing in … Continue Reading