Local Teams Celebrate, Commemorate Juneteenth
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Local sports teams around the state of Utah posted on social media in celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday that is recognized annually on June 19.
The holiday celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.
Join us in observing #Juneteenth.
Here’s more about the holiday in Utah ⬇️
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) June 19, 2021
Locals teams, organizations, and coaches recognized Juneteenth and the fight for equality with posts on social media.
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— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) June 19, 2021
Real Salt Lake
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) June 19, 2021
— Utah Warriors Rugby (@utwarriorsrugby) June 19, 2021
Las Vegas Aces
Today is a day of reflection, celebration and a reminder that all people were created equal with the unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) June 19, 2021
Our student-athletes took time to learn and ponder on the significance of June 19th. They wanted to express their thoughts about this day and join the nation in celebrating our newest national holiday.
#GoCougs #Juneteenth pic.twitter.com/yBCwLymZU6
— BYU Cougars (@BYUCougars) June 19, 2021
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) June 19, 2021
— BYU Men's Basketball (@BYUMBB) June 19, 2021
— BYU Baseball (@BYUBaseball) June 19, 2021
Happy Juneteenth! pic.twitter.com/XU2UqSY3gK
— BYU Women's Soccer (@byusoccer_w) June 19, 2021
Today we commemorate and celebrate the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth — Freedom Day. pic.twitter.com/iuwdBwEdy9
— Utah Athletics (@utahathletics) June 19, 2021
Recognize. Educate. Celebrate.
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) June 19, 2021
— Utah Gymnastics (@UtahGymnastics) June 19, 2021
Utah State Aggies
— Utah State Athletics (@USUAthletics) June 19, 2021
Celebrate FREEDOM & EQUALITY ✊ pic.twitter.com/NWyK2Ll4IJ
— Blake Anderson (@CHbanderson) June 19, 2021
Weber State Wildcats
Commemorate the first national #Juneteenth holiday at the 32nd Annual Utah Juneteenth Festival from noon to 9 p.m. today at the Ogden Amphitheater!
— Weber State University (@WeberStateU) June 19, 2021
Utah Valley Wolverines
Today we celebrate with the rest of the nation. pic.twitter.com/GJ8DWMJdTk
— UVU Athletics (@GoUVU) June 19, 2021
Southern Utah Thunderbirds
Happy Freedom Day, Thunderbirds!! Today we celebrate the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States.
— SUU Thunderbirds ⚡️ (@SUUThunderbirds) June 19, 2021