Become a Unified Sports Partner

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

Unified Sports competition opportunities include swim relays, basketball, bocce double, golf, track, and soccer.

Becoming a Unified Partner

Partners play an invaluable role in the lives of our athletes — becoming teammates and friends with Special Olympics athletes on and off the playing field.

Details on becoming a Unified partner include: