Special Olympics Unified Sports looks to expand

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Special Olympics Unified Sports

The Special Olympics Unified Sports program started in 1989 and is now in more than 400 schools in Southern California.

The program brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to compete on the same team in basketball, soccer and softball.

"The friendships that they form on the field will continue off the field where we want it to be, more inclusive, more rewarding for our athletes to be treated like a normal human being in life," Special Olympics representative Dustin Plunket said.

The Special Olympics is looking to expand the program to even more schools. Go to www.playunified.org for more information.

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