Hundreds of Middle School Students Participate in Kickoff of Junior Golf League for Teens with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities

Students chipping golf ballsThey had a great time getting a quick lesson in the game of golf, using a golf club, putting, chipping, and just enjoying the game and each other. About 250 middle school students with intellectual and physical disabilities joined with peer tutors for the Developmental Golf Kickoff at Glenmoore Golf Course. Students on high school golf teams in Jordan School District were also on hand to help out and grow excitement for the game. First Lady Abby Cox attended as well, showing her support for the “Unified Golf” program.

Jordan District was the first in Utah to start a “Unified Golf” program last year and the district is excited to build upon the program’s success. It’s a fun program bringing students of all abilities together creating a fast and meaningful path to fun, friendship, and understanding.

This program, which is part of Unified Sports and Special Olympics, is a statewide effort to foster greater empathy and understanding of students with disabilities and to encourage more inclusion and opportunities for all students in all sports.

Thank you to Glenmoore Golf Club, the many volunteers, the Jordan Education Foundation, First Lady Abby Cox, Unified Sports, Utah Special Olympics, our students, and staff for making this event so successful!