Companionship through Sport
Ten-pin Bowling commonly called “Bowling” in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the “bowler”) rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.
Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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 … Continue Reading
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