Hardee's of Utah will be host for a breakfast for Special Olympic athletes April 1 at Hardee's Restaurant, 90th South and Redwood Road. The 6:45 a.m. party will provide a send-off for the 20 athletes, their volunteer coaches and parents who are leaving for the International Winter Special Olympic Games in Reno-Lake Tahoe April 1-7.

The restaurant chain has been a major sponsor of the Special Olympics since 1984. Because of its program for handicapped employees, Hardee's of Utah received the "Large Employer of the Year" award for 1988. In addition to the breakfast, Hardee's will contribute $75,000 in cash, in-kind services and staffing to the Utah Special Olympics this year.