Athletic Connection

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A group of athlete students and children stand together on the basketball court
What is _____?: 

What is Athletic Connection?

Help BYU athletes teach physical skills to children and adults who have Down syndrome. You also help the athletes in their interaction with the children and adults. Athletic Connection generally meets at the UPC (University Parkway Center) on the corner of University Avenue and University Parkway in Provo.



Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Connor Stiles

(208) 713-1670


Olivia Stiles 

(208) 863-0737


Jared Flake

(801) 885-2408

Thurs 10-11 am


Active Semesters

Fall   Winter




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How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?

Volunteers are not currently needed for this program.





A meaningful experience for me is actually watching the parents faces as we have our activities with their kids. The parents seem to love watching their kids have fun meeting and playing with the athletes especially since it is a unique experience for them.

-Brian Stiles (2017)


Every day that I get to spend with the kids is a meaningful experience. It's always a highlight of my week to see them and hang out with them. They have such a special spirits.

-Olivia Stiles (2017)