STORIES TO INSPIRE

Every day around the world, the courageous spirit of Unified Sports is hard at work, inspiring others and changing the world one pass, shot and high-five at a time. Through these stories, we show just what an impact real teamwork can have.

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What Does It Mean to Play Unified?


In the spring of 2014, I took the court for my first Unified basketball practice through the Duke University Special Olympics. I came with all sorts of expectations and plans: I’d work on passing the ball and ease up on defense; it didn’t matter if I was out of shape, because surely we wouldn’t do actual sprints; I’d be a teacher, a leader, and a role model.


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Come Out and Play Unified


What does Playing Unified look like? 


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Learning from Special Olympics Athletes


I was invited to join the Special Olympics Kenya University of Nairobi club by my classmate who was already a unified partner.


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Unified Game Shows Power of Youth


A Lions Club forum becomes an opportunity to learn about inclusion.


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Europe Shines at NBA Cares Game


Twelve Special Olympics athletes from around the world participating in 13 February's NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game in Toronto, Canada as part of the NBA All-Star Weekend.


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Changing the World Through Sport


Special Olympics transforms lives every day, everywhere.


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Meet Abel


Meet Abel, a star basketball player who got even better after he started playing Unified Sports.


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