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NEW PROGRAM: Unified Basketball - Special Olympics Calgary

Special Olympics Calgary is very excited to bring #UnifiedSports to Calgary, as they host their first ever demonstration unified program: basketball! 

WHAT IS UNIFIED SPORTS?

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without 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 individuals with and without disabilities, of similar age and/or ability, which 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.

Our opponent is intolerance. Only shoulder-to-shoulder, as teammates together, can we defeat it!

 

JOIN THE TEAM!

Team sports bring people together. In fact, a half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes. Join and take your place alongside the rest of our global game-changers today:

 

Get involved as an ATHLETE

An athlete is a registered Special Olympics Calgary member, who has an intellectual disability. Current registered athletes can call the office to sign up for Unified Basketball, or individuals can learn how to register an athlete and fill out the registration forms to sign someone new up with SOC. 

 

Get involved as a UNIFIED PARTNER

A unified partner is an individual without an intellectual disability, who plays on the team alongside our Special Olympics athletes. To register as a unified partner, please fill out this form, and submit it to the office.

 

Get involved as a COACH

All of our coaches are volunteers. If you would like to coach our unified basketball team, please contact Karen Hurley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to obtain the neccessary forms to register.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS:

January 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018

Fridays: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Foothills Academy, 745 - 37 St NW

Program Fee: $40 (for athletes and unified partners)

 

If you have any questions, please give the Special Olympics Calgary office a call at 403-735-1022.