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Special Olympics Unified Sports® Featured in Education Week

Three boys in basketball uniforms sitting on a bench.
Unified programs allow athlete with and without intellectual disabilities to enjoy activities together.

Special Olympics Unified Sports® received national attention through a feature from Education Week, the nation’s most trusted resource for K – 12 education news and information. The article, which can be read here, highlights data supporting the power of Unified Sports to create change in school climates as well as the impact Unified Sports has had on students at Saratoga Springs High School in New York.

Unified Sports
Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since 2013, supporting the growth and expansion of this program that empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through the power of sports.

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