Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition.
Schools around the state are joining the movement by forming teams of students with and without disabilities in a variety of sports. Michelle Kwan, Special Olympics International Board member and professional figure skater, sums it up:
“It’s using sports as a way to bond, as a way to form a team and work together, in sports and in all of life.”
Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Washington Unified Sports.
Team sports are about having fun, promoting physical health and bringing people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do all of that – and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disabilities in the process.
Unified Basketball for Spokane area schools.