Wyoming Special Olympics to host Jackalope Jump

 A member of Casper Fire-EMS participes in the Jackalope Jump at Casper Recreation Center.
A member of Casper Fire-EMS participes in the Jackalope Jump at Casper Recreation Center. (KCWY)
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CASPER, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Jackalope Jump fundraising events to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes are being scheduled across the state. This year there will also be a Virtual Jackalope Jump event for those that understand the crucial need for fundraising at this time but are not able to physically participate.

For years, the Jackalope Jump has challenged brave Wyomingites to jump into freezing waters at numerous locations around our beautiful state.  It’s a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Wyoming.  All funds raised go to support programming and events for over 1,800 athletes statewide. This year, locations will be responsibly facing the cold waters. Check registration information for details.

The concept is simple: participants raise money to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, then face freezing cold water!  The Jackalope Jumps, however, are so much more than that! They’re the kind of fun and inspiring events that you really have to experience to understand.  You can dunk, soak, dip, or splash, as long as you’re IN cold water! Stay safe, have fun and be creative! Each jump is its own personalized event as they are planned and organized locally by SOWY volunteers.  All Jumpers that raise of a minimum of $100 will receive a Jackalope Jump T-Shirt and towel.  Grab some friends, plan some fun costumes, get pumped and register today at!

Scheduled Jumps (as of now):

Virtual - ANYTIME!

Casper - Saturday, March 13

Wheatland - Saturday, March 13

Gillette - Saturday, March 20

Keyhole Reservoir/Crook County - Saturday, March 27

Lander - Saturday, March 27

Worland - Saturday, April 10

Cody - Friday, April 16

Powell - April TBD

Special Olympics Wyoming is a non-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

Copyright 2021 Wyoming News Now. All rights reserved.