Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an initiative that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Age and ability matching of athletes and Partners is defined on a sport-by-sport basis.
UNIFIED SPORTS® – Introduced in 1987, Unified Sports furthers Special Olympics Georgia’s commitment to foster inclusion into school and community sports programs. Unified Sports programs bring together, on the same team, athletes with and without intellectual disabilities.
These teams train and compete with other Unified Sports teams in 20 sports – aquatics, artistic gymnastics, badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, figure ice skating, flag football, floor hockey, golf, long distance running, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, sailing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. Unified Sports furthers Special Olympics Georgia’s commitment to foster inclusion into school and community sports programs.
Forsyth County offers Unified Sports in the following sports: aquatics, athletics (track and field), basketball, bocce, powerlifting, bowling and volleyball. In the future, we hope to build our Unified Sports Program in areas such as softball, tennis and table tennis.
Click here for the Unified Partner’s participation application.
Please fax the completed unified Partner Form to Charlene Northcutt at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the sport in which you’d like to volunteer.
Special Olympics Forsyth THANKS YOU for joining our Family!