Unified Sports®

The mission is inclusion. 

Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to train, strive for goals, and compete on the same team.

On a yearly basis, there are hundreds of competitors participating as Unified Sports® partners with Special Olympics Montana. The sports are a physical workout that build friendship, character, leadership, and social inclusion.

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, cycling, and swimming.

If you are interested in becoming a Unified Sports® partner, contact the Special Olympics Montana Sports or Outreach Departments at (406) 216-5327.

UNIFIED TRACK

What is unified track?

In partnership with Montana High School Association (MHSA), Unified Track participants are high school students with and without an intellectual disability. Participants are members of the school’s track team. All students practice together, wear the school’s track uniform, and compete at track meets. Schools will schedule the track meets and have a designated coach for the Unified Track participants.

When is Unified Track held?

Unified Track is held in conjunction with MHSA’s traditional spring track season, at local track meets.

Who is eligible to participate?

Unified Track participants are students with and without an intellectual disability. The school’s and MHSA’s eligibility requirements apply to all Unified Track participants.

What events were offered in 2021?

The Unified events at last year’s track meets were the 100M, long jump, and Unified Relay.

What paperwork is needed?

Contact your school for all required paperwork, as the track meets are MHSA-sanctioned events and follow MHSA paperwork requirements and guidelines. Special Olympics physicals cannot be used for these events.

If you’re a school interested in participating, contact UCS Senior Director, Jeannette Gray at jgray@somt.org.