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Now is the time to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Utah! 

We will be wearing costumes, winning fun prizes and raising funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Utah in North Ogden and Cache Valley.

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!

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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!


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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 ClubBallet WestUinta MattressSalt Lake Running CompanydoTERRA, Karen Kunder, POC SportsHair by HailsDicks 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!

Published in Updates
May 03, 2021

Inclusion Festival

Inclusion FESTIVAL is for EVERYONE!

We will celebrate the joy, acceptance and inclusion that makes Special Olympics Utah so special. Join SOUT athletes, families, friends, volunteers, and the community as we come together for an inclusive festival and non-competitive walk around Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 18th from 6-8pm.

The 2024 Salt Lake Inclusion Festival will bring individuals with and without disabilities together to celebrate in a community setting where all participants are respected, engaged, and motivated. Designed to accommodate all ages and abilities, the Festival will feature sensory-friendly event spaces, empowering live music, booths and tabling from our community partners, and various educational and recreational activities. The Inclusion Festival also offering participants the chance to support Special Olympics athletes by peer-to-peer fundraising leading up to the event, walking around Liberty Park for an Inclusion Walk.  All proceeds raised through this event go to supporting local Special Olympics teams and sports programs; the mission of Special Olympics Utah.

 How can YOU get involved in Walk for Inclusion?

  1. Please visit the website to register for Inclusion Festival! Website to come Dec 2023
  2. Sponsor this event! Contact Haley at  to find out more!
  3. Do you work for an organization that provides products, services, or resources? Table at the event as a Community Partner! Contact Haley at  to find out more!
  4. Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Email





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For more information contact Haley Nall at .

Published in Special Events
March 05, 2021

Polar Plunge

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 Valley, Park City, North Ogden, Cache Valley and Cedar City, or choose the Too Chicken Challenge!

OR Register to Volunteer:





North Ogden

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Cedar City

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 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!


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