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Unified Sports

A program designed to increase inclusion in the community, by breaking down barriers that have historically separated individuals with and without intellectual disabilities on the playing field.


Special Olympics Athletes (with IDD)


Unified Partners (without IDD)


Unified Competitions annually

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Resources and Stories

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March was Madness for One Cape Cod Program

Special Olympics MA teams saw excitement on the court this season, especially the LIFE program which trained over 50 basketball athletes across four different teams!

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"Oh, my God!" World Games Nominees had Pretty Awesome Birthdays!

While there is no doubt, Tyler Lagasse and Lindsey Blagg have had some memorable experiences over the years, but in 2024 they were both surprised with some truly incredible news. Watch...

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Battle of the Undefeated: One Team Takes Home Gold at Gillette Stadium

The Seven Hills Shamrocks and Bridgewater-Raynham Grizzlies came into States 5-0 in their respective regular season league play. On Saturday, Nov. 18 they both faced-off in the same three-team division to solidify a perfect record.

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Frequently Asked Unified Partners Questions

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What are Unified partners?
Are Unified partners volunteers?
How old do I have to be to be a Unified partner?
How can I get involved as a Unified partner?
How much does it cost to participate in Special Olympics Unified Sport Programs?
Do Unified partners provide one-on-one support to athletes?

Unified Sports in Action