Get involved in Unified Basketball, with the Special Olympics

Wednesday, February 09, 2022 at 7:00pm

Virtual Event

Looking for Basketball players, coaches, assistants, team spirit helpers, game managers, etc.

Virtual Interest Meeting Feb 9th at 7:00pm, please attend a virtual meeting to learn more about the program. 

Special Olympics Unified Sports® combines people with intellectual disabilities (traditional Special Olympics athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (called partners) on sports teams for training and competition.  

The University of Rhode Island is currently offering a Unified Sports® Basketball program.

Click here to complete this Interest form prior to joining the virtual meeting.

Using sports to help break down barriers that have historically kept people apart, Unified Sports® promotes meaningful inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities in the community.  In fact, 93% of partners say they gained a better understanding of their teammates through Unified Sports®.

Unified Sports® is particularly successful in school settings, creating an inclusive environment where everyone benefits. Students with intellectual disabilities experience new social opportunities and make new friends they may not have otherwise. Their non-disabled peers learn valuable lessons of character development and may serve as mentors.  Many parents and siblings also find that Unified Sports® offers a new way to spend time together and meet other families.

Unified Sports® is for anyone who enjoys competition, fun, and friendship.