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Sports Partnerships

International Cheer Union

In April of 2018, The International Cheer Union (ICU), the recognized World Governing Body of Cheerleading and Special Olympics International (SOI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a partnership that will develop Special Olympics cheerleading programs in the North America region, and support the program’s expansion to other regions of the world.

This partnership reflects the commitment of the ICU towards creating more opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports® and other inclusive programs on a global level. The ICU is committed to communicating this goal to its 110 member nations, communicating the benefits of inclusive programs, and providing guidance for implementation.