Become a Unified Sports® Partner
Sports are about having fun, practicing a healthy lifestyle and bringing people together. The Special Olympics Unified Sports® program offers all of this and more.
Unified Sports® Partners are athletes without intellectual disabilities who train and compete in sports alongside their peers with intellectual disabilities.
Unified Sports® Partners play a valuable role in enriching the lives of others by providing the encouragement, understanding and support that helps athletes realize their potential.
The Unified Sports® Program fosters a unique bond among teammates through the sports experience. It also helps create a culture of inclusion, understanding and respect for individuals of all abilities in our schools and communities.
Do you enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, softball or soccer? Or are you a swimmer, tennis player or runner? There is no better way to share your love of sports and experience the rewards you gain from volunteering than by becoming a Special Olympics Unified Sports® Partner!
Here's how to get started:
1. Complete and submit the Class A Volunteer Application. (This form must be completed before joining a Special Olympics Connecticut team and is valid for three years.)
2. Complete the Protective Behaviors online training. (Only for volunteers ages 18 and over.)
4. Review information about Partner Domination Issues and Guidelines.