Special Olympics Utah is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competitions. Special Olympics transforms communities and brings people together through the events and programs throughout Utah.
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Join the State Youth Activation Committee and Start your own Inclusion Revolution!
The State Youth Activation Committee (YAC) is about activating youth to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities. Most importantly the goal is to be advocates for inclusion and HAVE FUN doing it!
State YAC is a group of high school students with and without intellectual disabilities who support Unified programs including – Unified Sports, Spread the Word To End The Word, Minute That Matters, Healthy Athletes, and State & Area Sports Competitions. State YAC members develop strategies, lead initiatives, and organize events that promote the respect, inclusion, and acceptance of all people, regardless of abilities. The State Youth Activation Committee is a committee of YAC members representing schools from across the state.
The YOUTH ACTIVATION COMMITTEE is currently seeking applications from Special Olympics Athletes, Unified Partners, and high school students (9th through 12th grade) for the entire state of Utah! Find out how you can Get Involved!
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VOLUNTEER. Special Olympics Utah would not succeed without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, the thousands of individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place through volunteering. Find out how you can best support Special Olympics Utah as a volunteer… start here!
BECOME AN ATHLETE. Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete. We offer year-round training and competitions for people of all ages and skill levels. Start here to find out how you can start competing today!
BECOME A COACH. Being a Special Olympics Utah coach can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime – for both you and the athletes you mentor. Special Olympics Utah coaches often find that the personal rewards received are equal to or even outweigh the benefits they offer the athletes. Make a difference. Become a Special Olympics coach today! Find out how here!
PLAY UNIFIED. Proudly sponsored by Mountain American Credit Union, Unified Sports programs are dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports teams are made up of people with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and people without disabilities (partners). Team members are of similar age and ability to facilitate the excitement and challenge that Special Olympics Utah is all about! Find out more!
SPORTS & COMPETITIONS. Developing skills, building self-esteem and having fun, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics Utah athlete. Whatever their skill level, with 8 sports to choose from (plus the Motor Activities Training Program, MATP), Special Olympics Utah has something for every person with an intellectual disability. Find out more here!
SPECIAL EVENTS. From volunteer to donor to sponsorship opportunities, you can help athletes from around the state achieve their goals and experience the joy that comes from participating in Special Olympics Utah through a variety of Special Events held throughout the year. See our Special Events calendar here!