First Lady & Friends

Recapping our “Show Up” Initiatives from the past year with Kirsten Rappleye

In this week’s episode of First Lady and Friends, Utah’s First Lady, Abby Cox, speaks with Kirsten Rappleye(Director of the First Lady’s Initiatives) to recap the past year of the First Lady’s “Show Up” Initiatives, building deep connections with communities in need throughout Utah, and how “Care Communities” can make a significant impact in the foster care community.

We also dive into the fantastic unified sports events that we’ve participated in the past year, the upcoming Special Olympics Utah Summer Games hosted by Granger High School in West Valley City on May 21st, and how excited we are for Tooele High & Wasatch High Unified Teams to represent Utah in the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games at Disneyland this year.

Then we talk about the recent Month of the Military Child event at Air Hill Force Base, the excellent service projects started through the One Utah Summit, and our Kick Off the Summer event on June 24th at Thanksgiving Point that will give Utahns a great opportunity to easily sign up for service projects.

To learn more about the First Lady’s “Show Up” Initiatives, you can visit our website here:

You can also find more information and events going on with Special Olympics Utah at their website here:


Published: Thursday May 19, 2022
Runtime: 00:49:46