The game was aired live on ESPN3, which added even more thrill to the weekend. ESPN and Special Olympics are working together to use the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance through the Special Olympics Unified Sports program. With a multi-million dollar financial and in-kind investment, ESPN is supporting Special Olympics’ goal of registering one million Unified Sports participants--athletes with intellectual disabilities, teammates without intellectual disabilities and coaches--by 2015.
Africa's Unified Sports program is growing rapidly, with close to 6,000 Unified Sports partners as of 2013. The ESPN broadcast of Khody Kone's game can only help to increase that growth.