Riverton to host Jackalope Jump February 16th

    Dressed in creative costumes, individuals and teams of the bravest souls will jump into freezing cold water and come out BELOW ZERO HEROS having raised funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes!

    The Jackalope Jump is a fun-filled event where friends gather to celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes and spread the message of joy, courage, and inclusion. Jumpers raise a minimum of $100 per individual and $50 per team member and those funds provide equipment, training, and competition opportunities for more than 1800 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.

    This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event organized by local volunteers and local Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run members. It brings together local residents, friends from neighboring towns, as well as brave individuals of all ages representing philanthropic companies, civic organizations, clubs and schools.  Jackalope Jumps are open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to come out to cheer on the brave jumpers.


     There are sixteen Wyoming Jackalope Jumps scheduled in 2019. See the complete list at

    The Riverton Jackalope Jump will be held Saturday, February 16TH in the parking lot of City Hall!

    Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with the Jump starting at 11:00 a.m.

    For more information about the RIVERTON Jackalope Jump or to register please visit


    If you’d like to support Special Olympics Wyoming athletes but cannot (or will not) jump into to the ice cold waters…come to the event or contact our office (307-235-3062) to purchase a “Too Chicken to Jump” t-shirt for $20.

    Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-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.


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