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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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New England Revolution Unified Team Ends the Season with 3-0 Victory Against Nashville

On Sunday, Aug. 20 the New England Revolution Unified Team won 3-0 against Nashville SC's Unified Team—ending their season on a high note.

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Jake Blatnica always gets back up

Jake Blatnica of Natick, MA probably shouldn’t have been able to play sports, not at the high school level, anyway. Yet, today he is competing at the highest level and was named the Special Olympics High School Athlete of the year.

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Pro Sports Recap - 2023 PGA Championship

The winner of the 2023 PGA Championship may have been Brooks Koepka, who has won this event for the 3rd time since 2018. But the winner of the day belongs to 46 year old Michael Block.

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Frequently Asked Unified Partners Questions

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What are Unified partners?
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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