Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without 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. This is the first year that McCombs has offered a dedicated team for basketball and track under the umbrella of Unified Sports. We currently have about 6 Unified Athletes along with 5 Unified Partners on the McCombs basketball team. They will play two 10-minutes games before the boys basketball games on January 23rd and January 30th. We would like to have as many fans as possible to cheer on all of the athletes. If you have any more questions about the program please contact Coach Joy Davey.