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News from Special Olympics Utah – September 2017

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

Get ready for the 2017 Fall Sports Classic on October 13 & 14th!

Special Olympics Utah 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.

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Bowling Tournaments Are Coming! Join us as a Volunteer today!

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

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