Unified Special Olympics

Crestview High School is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences.  Unified Sports joins people with (athletes) and without (partners) intellectual disabilities on the same team.  It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

Unified Sports is also an integral part of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools, which was founded in 2008 and funded through the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education to use Special Olympics as a way to build inclusion and tolerance in schools. Unified Sports are now in more than 4500 elementary, middle and high schools in the United States.

To participate as an athlete in the Special Olympics, contact Ms. Dillon at 689-7177 ext 3620 or e-mail at tammie.dillon@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.  To compete in the Special Olympics as a Partner, become a Key Club member and earn community service and help change the world—one sport at a time!

Practices held on Tuesdays.  There is no cost to athletes to participate in this program and NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!!

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