Now is the time to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Utah!
Join the fun and register to Plunge with a friend or a few friends... or support another brave soul who has committed to Freezin' for a Reason! It's just $10 to register for the Plunge... but the more funds you raise the more prizes you win! See you out at the water!
Special Olympics Utah athlete C.J. talks Park City Polar Plunge to Town Lift!
Join Special Olympian and last year’s Park City High School Prom King C.J. Haerter and “Get Freezin’ for a reason,” as Special Olympics Utah says it best, on Saturday, November 13, at 9:00 am for the Park City Polar Plunge at the Park City MARC to raise funds for the Special Olympic athletes. It’s the “Coolest event of the year."
Read the full article from Town Lift here!
We smiled, we ate BBQ and we Walked for Inclusion!
It was a beautiful day at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City as our community came together to show support for diversity, acceptance, and inclusion on Thursday, August 12th. Special Olympics Utah athletes, parents, and supporters from around the state have been raising funds to walk for Special Olympics Utah– and boy did they raise those funds! With the generous support and sponsorship from Veterans Trading Co. and FluxPower Inc. combined with the support from our community, friends and family, we hit our fundraising goal of $15,000!
We kicked-off the walk with a few words and giant ribbon-cutting by Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall! Participants walked the almost 2-mile loop around Liberty Park and were awarded a medal with a smile from a Special Olympics Utah athlete as they crossed the finish line. It was a great time not only walking but learning about local community programs and groups. Some of the awesome groups we had join us were Miss Amazing, Salt Lake County Recreation Adaptive Program, Young Athletes Program, Miss America USA, Fit To Recover, Salt Lake Fire Department, Unified Sports, Healthy Athletes, Salt Lake Police Department Community Outreach, and Ignite Cheer even performed for us after the walk!
Also a huge shout out to all the businesses who donated to our Silent Auction: The Front Climbing Club, Ballet West, Uinta Mattress, Salt Lake Running Company, doTERRA, Karen Kunder, POC Sports, Hair by Hails, Dicks Sporting Goods, Laura Ann Snow, Natalie Green, Gems by Gab, Simply Charming Events SLC, Momentum Indoor Climbing, Artist NinaJo, Takashi and the Natural History Museum of Utah.
This is the first of a yearly Walk for Inclusion; we hope you mark your calendars for August 2022 and join the walk for diversity, acceptance and inclusion with Special Olympics Utah next year!
Check out photos from the event here!
The 2022 Walk for Inclusion is for EVERYONE!
We will celebrate the inclusion, acceptance and joy that makes Special Olympics Utah so special. Join SOUT athletes, families, friends, volunteers, and the community as we raise funds and come together for a non-competitive walk around Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 4th from 6-8pm.
The Walk for Inclusion will offer participants the chance to support Special Olympics athletes by peer-to-peer fundraising, enjoy fun music, eat good food, connect with local community partners, win cool items at a silent auction and even meet "Team Utah", the athletes that represented Utah at 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida this year! All proceeds raised through this event go to supporting local Special Olympics teams and sports programs; the mission of Special Olympics Utah.
Now, sign up and Walk for Inclusion with us!
How can YOU get involved in Walk for Inclusion?
- Please visit the website to register to Walk for Inclusion!
- Sponsor this event! Contact Haley at to find out more!
- Do you work for an organization that provides products, services or resources? Table at the event as a Community Partner! Let us know you're interested here!
- Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Sign up here!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Freezin’ for a Reason!
The Polar Plunge® offers a fun, team-building way for individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to raise funds to support the athletes of Special Olympics Utah on the challenge of plunging into cold water for a good cause. Plungers commit to raise a minimum of $25 with all proceeds directly supporting athletic training, competition, and other programs throughout the year.
This season, we are offering multiple different Polar Plunge Adventures for you to choose from! We will be offering our Outdoor Adventures in Salt Lake, Park City, North Ogden and Cedar City, or choose the Too Chicken Challenge!
THANK YOU TO OUR AWESOME 2023 SPONSORS!
If you would like to host or sponsor a Polar Plunge in your community, please contact Haley at to get started! To volunteer at any of these events, please sign up here!