Special Olympics Athletes at the UN

For the very first time, Special Olympics hosted a Unified Bocce experience at the United Nations.

Group of seven athletes standing in front of a sign that reads, Changing the world is a contact sport, game on. Some of the athletes are holding Bocce balls.
Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners pose for a photo after playing a quick game of Unified Bocce during the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
A young woman in a head scarf is lining up the Bocce ball to make a toss. An athlete watches her.
See the determination! During the 12th Session of the UN Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Special Olympics hosted a Unified Bocce experience where people with (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (unified partners) played together. A Unified Partner joins the game and attempts an underhand throw while a local Special Olympics New York athlete watches with anticipation.
A group of young athletes and representatives play Bocce in a room at the UN.
For the very first time, Special Olympics hosted a Unified Bocce experience at the United Nations!