Hundreds participate in Special Olympics Utah Fall Games

Published: Friday, Oct. 18 2013 3:30 p.m. MDT

Jessica Deelstra celebrates her win in swimming on the medals stand during the Utah Special Olympics Fall Games in Salt Lake City Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The event featured more than 800 Special Olympics athletes competing in four different sports. Kelsey Hayden stands on her right.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of athletes from all over the state are participating in the 2013 Special Olympics Utah Fall Games.

The two-day event, which started Friday, is taking place at the University of Utah.

The athletes and Unified Sports Partners are competing in four events — basketball, bocce, aquatics and the Motor Activities Training Program.

Approximately 350 volunteers and 250 coaches are on hand to support the athletes.

For more information about the 2013 Fall Games, visit

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