Special Olympics 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.
Social Inclusion Through Sport
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which 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.
Special Olympics Alberta has partnered with the Alberta Schools' Athletic Association (ASAA) to bring this international program to our province. The program started in September 2015 and continues to grow and gain support from high schools across Alberta.
Be Part of Unified Sports
If your high school is interested in starting a Unified Sports program, please contact Shanna Kurylo with ASAA at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is your time. JOIN OUR TEAM!
Unified Sports has gained more popularity across Alberta with high schools taking part in bocce, bean bag toss, basketball and track.
Nov. 14 - Unified Kick Off - Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary
Nov. 28 - Unified Bean Bag Toss - Cold Lake High School, Cold Lake
Dec. 17 - Metro Unified Bocce Bonanza - The Dome at Foote Field, Edmonton
May 26 - Metro Unified Jamboree - Bellerose Composite High School, St. Albert
June 6 - ASAA Track & Field Provincial Championships - Medicine Hat