2015 Fall Sports Classic Recap

The 2015 Fall Sports Classic was a resounding success! More than 800 athletes and 125 Unified Sports partners participated on October 16-17 at the University of Utah. These incredible competitors received support from more than 250 coaches and nearly 600 volunteers. What a turnout!

The Opening Ceremonies were emceed by Wesley Ruff and Alana Brophy from ABC 4 News. Jhalayah Carter, Utah Pre-Teen Cover Girl, performed with the assistance of her brother who was competing as a SOUT athlete. As always the Victory Dance was a highlight of the event.… Continue Reading

THANK YOU for supporting the Fall Sports Classic


Special Olympics Utah hosted its annual Fall Sports Classic on October 16 – 17th. With the addition of golf, this two-day event surpassed our Summer Games as our largest state competition. During the course of the event, more than 900 athletes and Unified Partners from across Utah competed for state in aquatics, basketball, bocce, golf and MATP. Young and old came together after months of training to show the community their hard work, determination and athletic ability.


First and foremost, we thank our volunteer Heads of Delegation and … Continue Reading

Volunteer at 2015 Fall Sports Classic

The 2015 Fall Sports Classic welcomes more than 800 athletes and Unified Partners® from across Utah who will compete for state in four sports – aquatics, basketball, bocce and golf. The two-day event will be held on October 16 – 17th at the University of Utah and Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City.


Be a FAN of inspiration and come volunteer at this exciting event. There are 600+ day-of-event volunteer opportunities and we need YOU!  The time, energy and enthusiasm of volunteers fuel our movement and make … Continue Reading

Fall Sports Classic Fund Drive — On the Move for Good Health!

In support of our fall games we are conducting a Fall Sports Classic Fund Drive.   Starting Wednesday, September 8, our goal is to make 200 phone calls by October 8, 2015 to raise $60,000 to support the Fall Sports Classic.  Help us find 200 companies, organizations or individuals to call.  Send us the name of a company, the person at the company you think could facilitate a donation, and a phone number to call, and tell us why you think we should call that person and company.  Send it to … Continue Reading

Special Olympics Utah Names New President and CEO

Dear Athletes, Coaches, and Family Members, and all the great supporters of Special Olympics Utah,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Utah, it is my pleasure to introduce you to D’Arcy Dixon Pignanelli, our new President and CEO of Special Olympics Utah. Below is the press release that was issued this week announcing the Board’s selection and appointment of D’Arcy.
We are excited to have D’Arcy join our team. You will enjoy getting to know and working with D’Arcy, and we know she looks forward to … Continue Reading

Special Olympics Utah athlete Jazmine Slama to speak in 16 California cities for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

SALT LAKE CITY, July 17, 2015 – Jazmine Slama, Special Olympics Utah track and field athlete, has been chosen to speak in 16 different cities along the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg route in California as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope carry the torch to the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
Slama was nominated by Special Olympics Utah to be on the 2015 Los Angeles Final Leg Team. She was selected by the Athlete Selection Committee, which consisted of Law Enforcement Torch
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Special Olympics Utah athlete Jazmine Slama and St. George Police Officer Jeremy Needles carry the Flame of Hope in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the Special Olympics World Games

SALT LAKE CITY, July 14, 2015 – On July 13, Special Olympics Utah athlete Jazmine Slama and St. George Police Officer Jeremy Needles were welcomed to California with 126 other Special Olympics athletes, officers and representatives by Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg as Guardians of the Flame of Hope.
Slama and Needles were selected by Special Olympics Utah and the Utah LETR to be two of the 126 Final Leg Team members from 48 states and … Continue Reading