Special Olympics is dedicated to breaking down boundaries and promoting social inclusion through shared sports and experiences. Unified Sports does just that, and much more. Unified sports join people with and without intellectual disabilities onto one team, providing a quick path to friendship and understanding. More than 1.2 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way! Now you can be a part of this movement in Saskatchewan.
This new program available to High Schools in Saskatchewan empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through the power of sport. Currently, Special Olympics Saskatchewan is offering unified basketball teams to any High School’s within the Province who are interested. This program brings together eight students with intellectual disabilities and four partners onto one team to play and compete together in 3-on-3 basketball.
Young people with disabilities don’t often get a chance to play on their school sports teams. That is why we are making this program accessible to High Schools. Unified basketball will run just as any other High School sports team, with the jerseys to match! All of this comes at no cost to the schools and the participants. This is a model that encourages sports and fun by bringing people together to learn more about each other.
Let’s break down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities together!
Start this program today by contacting Amy Bosche at 306-780-9401