With sports at the core, Special Olympics is a leader in the field of intellectual disability and is the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics movement will transform communities by inspiring people to open their minds, accept and include people with intellectual disabilities and thereby celebrate the similarities common to all people.
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and successes. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment – on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and around the world to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.
It takes more than one person, one group of people or one organization to change the world. It takes athletes, volunteers, families, sponsors, donors, coaches and the community – those who are willing to accept individuals with intellectual disabilities and to celebrate the gifts and skills of all people.
The Special Olympics Utah website is your avenue to become an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities who want to compete in sports and competition. YOU can join this movement to change our world and create a place of acceptance and inclusion for all people.
We need you to help us! If you are someone who shares our passion for acceptance and determination to change the world, join us!