Intermountain Health and Utah Warriors Rugby Announce Renewed Partnership to Champion Wellness Across Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (May 7, 2024) – Intermountain Health and the Utah Warriors have announced the renewal of their groundbreaking partnership, reaffirming their commitment to enhancing wellness and athletic excellence throughout Utah. This collaboration, which marries Intermountain Health's medical expertise with the athletic prowess of the Utah Warriors, aims to elevate health and fitness standards across the state.

As the Official Community Partner of the Utah Warriors, Intermountain Health is at the forefront of expanding rugby's reach in Utah and promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for all. This renewal marks a significant milestone in a partnership that began three years ago, setting a new standard in professional sports medicine and extending its benefits to athletes and communities across Utah and beyond.

The announcement coincides with the upcoming WarriorsFest on June 28th, the Utah Warriors' final home match of the 2024 MLR season. This event is not just a celebration of rugby but also a momentous occasion to support Primary Children's Hospital through fundraising efforts, demonstrating the partnership's commitment to the well-being of Utah's youth.

Rob Allen, CEO of Intermountain Health, expressed his enthusiasm for the renewed partnership, stating, "Rugby is taking Utah by storm, and the Utah Warriors have been instrumental in this surge. Our collaboration has been a catalyst for enhancing athletic programs across the West. We're proud to continue this journey, fostering a healthier Utah."

Kimball Kjar, Founder and CEO of the Utah Warriors, also highlighted the significance of the partnership, saying, "Intermountain Health has been a partner of the Utah Warriors from day one. Both of us are committed to our community’s well-being and we’re excited to drive this partnership deeper and wider.” 

Intermountain Health will remain the Jersey Front Sponsor of the Utah Warriors in addition to becoming the Official Community Partner.

The renewed partnership between Intermountain Health and the Utah Warriors is a testament to their shared vision of promoting health, wellness, and community spirit through the power of sports. As rugby's popularity continues to rise in Utah, this collaboration is poised to make a lasting impact on athletes and families throughout the state.

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 4,600 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. 

About the Utah Warriors

The Utah Warriors are a founding member of Major League Rugby and one of 12 professional rugby teams competing in the MLR. The organization is currently competing in its seventh season as a member of Major League Rugby in 2024. The team is built upon four core values of Community, Family, Tradition and Respect. To learn about the Warriors 2024 schedule, or to purchase tickets, go to


"I was able to bring my family to three games. It was a lot of fun for all the kids, my wife, and myself. The atmosphere is very family-friendly for even my youngest kids. I had 4 children attend the pregame Jr. Warriors clinics on 2 separate occasions; they had a lot of fun with those experiences and it was a very positive and encouraging environment."