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
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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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
The annual PGA Utah Section Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open will be held at Riverside Country Club in Provo on August 22 – 28th. The Utah Open welcomes both amateur and professional golfers and is an official PGA Tour Event. It is one of the largest pro-ams in the country and the only one that utilizes Special Olympics athletes as a significant contributor to host the tournament.
Pro-Am: Monday – Thursday, August 22 – 25th
Tournament: Friday – Sunday, August 26 – 28th
The … Continue Reading
Be Inspired at the 2016 Summer Games
On June 10 and 11th, we will witness the human spirit on full display at the 47th annual 2016 Summer Games at Lone Peak High School in Highland. Nearly 1,000 athletes and Unified Partners from across Utah will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and ribbons in their respective sports. The Summer Games features athletics (track & field), softball and soccer along with the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).
During April and May, hundreds of athletes from around the … Continue Reading
Another great Unified Sports® season is underway! Special Olympics Utah, in partnership with the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA), is hosting Unified Sports® at participating member schools. This gives high schools around Utah the opportunity to participate in interscholastic co-ed Unified Sports Soccer and Track & Field. Students with and without intellectual disabilities compete together and experience the joy and inclusion of playing unified!
Soccer season began last week. Check out the calendar and come watch your favorite high school team compete.
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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. Royal Hunte Drive, Cedar City
Provo – February 20th
East Bay Golf Course
1860 E. Bay Blvd., … Continue Reading
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 or lose, I don’t care. I’m happy when I do my best.”
Over the years, she has … Continue Reading