Unified Sports

Students and teachers cheering in the bleachers. All have on Unified Champion Schools t-shirts.
ESPN honored four schools participating in the “Play Unified. Learn Unified.” project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. These schools were recognized for their commitment to high standards of inclusion through the Unified Champion School model.
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Group of young individuals standing for a group photo in front of a fence on a field.
As the school year is coming to a close for Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools around the country, Unified Sports teams are gearing up for final competition—some even bringing in Unified PE to their schools for the first time. Check out some of their stories.
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A cut-out photo of two female footballers high-fiving with colourful graphics in the background.
‘Keep Up With the Girls’ is a brand new European Union-supported project aimed at getting women and girls with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) involved in football.
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7 cheerleaders performing on stage in red and blue outfits with USA across the front.
It was a successful and amazing week at the International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando. The first Special Olympics Division was launched with 5 US National teams competing in Unified and Traditional Cheer, Unified and Traditional Pom, and Unified Hip Hop. All 5 teams brought home a Gold medal.
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X Games 100 days out advertizement
Announcement Marks 100 Days Out from X Games Minneapolis 2019.
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Katie Hut and Natalie Green from SO Utah with their arms around one another at the airport, both have on red Special Olympics t-shirts.
Katie Hut and Natalie Green are best friends from Special Olympics Utah and have had some amazing experiences this past year.
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A group of people pose for the camera, standing between Special Olympics branding in a school.
As the first anniversary of Special Olympics’ milestone partnership with Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) draws closer, our teams travelled together to Serbia to explore the impact of the collaboration in schools across the country.
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Young woman looking up at writings on a glass wall and smiling.
This past March, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® had a significant presence in SXSW EDU.
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a group of young adults huddled in a circle looking down as the camera looks up at them for a unique photo.
Youth Leaders from around the world took action in 2018 through innovative outlets to achieve inclusive schools and communities.
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Group of unified athletes stand and kneel together for a group photo. Athletes are wearing yellow and green jerseys and other young athletes have on blue Unified Champion School t-shirts.
On April 12th, Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, VA received the honor of becoming an ESPN Top 5 Special Olympics Unified Champion School.
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