Other than family members, few people grow closer than teammates. Somehow, the common pursuit against the odds and the shared moment of victory or defeat, brings even the most diverse people together.
Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities- people of similar age and athletic ability – who train and compete on the same teams.
In Montana, hundreds of people are currently involved as Unified Sports® partners. They join their teammates/Special Olympics athletes in 13 Unified sports offered by Special Olympics Montana. Unified partners train their bodies, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition, and have fun, too. It’s a physical workout that builds friendship, character, leadership and inspires greatness in all who participate.
Current Special Olympics Montana sports offering unified competition include: basketball, bowling, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, athletics (track and field), kayaking, bocce, equestrian, soccer, golf, triathlon, and swimming.
If you are interested in becoming a Unified Sports® partner, contact Special Olympics Montana by email or at 800-242-6876 (in Montana).
To learn more about Unified Sports in Schools, please visit our Unified Champion Schools website.