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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

Unified Sports Partnership with Real Salt Lake


On July 8th, RSL (Real Salt Lake) signed its inaugural Special Olympics Utah Unified Soccer Team  pairing athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together for the Unified Sports exchange program. This program is the cornerstone of the ongoing partnership between MLS (Major League Soccer) and Special Olympics North America. Unified soccer teams from MLS cities receive training from MLS players and coaches, as well as compete in exhibition matches with their Special Olympics counterparts in that MLS market. Unified matches are scheduled in conjunction with MLS club matches, providing

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Volunteer at the Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open







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

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Be Inspired at the 2016 Summer Games




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