Sports and Competitions

Participate with Special Olympics Utah

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 eight sports to choose from, plus the Motor Activities Training Program (MATP),  Special Olympics Utah has something for every person with an intellectual disability.

State Competitions

Special Olympics Utah conducts three state-level competitions that are open to all delegations throughout the year, with area competitions leading up to both. The State Basketball Tournament, Summer State Games, and Fall Sports Classic seasons allow athletes (and partners) from around the state the opportunity to compete against others, challenging their abilities and creating lasting friendships.

How to Become an Athlete or Unified Partner

If someone you know is interested in becoming an athlete, please email   or call 801-363-1111.       In order for an individual to become an athlete for Special Olympics Utah, they must complete the following forms:

In order to become a Unified Partner, please visit the Become a Unified Partner page and fill out the application, background waiver (if over 18) and concussion policy form.

Please call us at 801-363-1111 and we will help you get involved.   We look forward to hearing from you.


2019 Snowshoe Invitational

Soldier Hollow Nordic Center | February 2, 2019 11am to 2pm

Competitions will be held in:

  • 10m walk & walk assisted
  • 25m walk & run
  • 50m walk & run
  • 100m walk & run
  • 4×50 Unified Shuttle Relay Exhibition
  • 4×100 Unified Shuttle Relay Exhibition

Registration is open!  All forms are due by January 18, 2019!

 State Basketball Tournament

University of Utah | March 15 & 16,  2019

  •  3v3 basketball
  • 5v5 Traditional and Unified Sports Basketball
  • Basketball Skills Level I and Level II
  • MATP
Registration will open in January 2019

Summer State Games – June 21 – 22 2019

  • Track & Field
  • Softball & Softball Skills
  • T-Ball
  • Swim
  • MATP

Area Competitions will take place April-May. Area competition schedules are determined by Sports Team. This is a state event and some sports require participation in area events to move onto Summer State Games (Swim and Athletics)

Registration & Area Games Dates will be announced early Spring 2019

Bowling Invitational – August 2019

Multiple locations

All events will be Baker System format

  • Singles – Singles, Singles Developmental, Singles Ramp Unassisted or Assisted
  • Doubles – Traditional and Unified
  • Teams – Traditional and Unified
  • No area competition. This is not a state event.
Registration will open in early Spring 2019