Unified Sports

Virginia Tech Recognized Nationally for Commitment to Inclusion

Virginia Tech, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, received national banner recognition Feb. 4 for the school's efforts to provide inclusive sports for that include persons with and without disabilities. This honor is a result of meeting 10 Special Olympics’ national standards of excellence in the areas of inclusion, advocacy and respect. Virginia Tech is the first university in the state to receive this honor.
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9 Virginia Schools Recongnized Nationally for Commitment to Inclusion

Congratulations to our 2022 Unified Champion Schools on this impressive recognition
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Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary Recognized as a National Banner School by Special Olympics North America

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona was on hand to surprise the students of Oak Grove-Bellemeade with a Unified Champions Schools banner.
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How Unified Champion Schools Leads to School-Wide Success

For schools, and in line with the U.S Department of Education’s Roadmap priorities, a clear, proven path for social learning and better health exists: Unified Champion Schools.
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2 Virginia Athletes Headed to NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago

As part of the NBA All-Star 2020,12 Special Olympics athletes from around the world–including two from Virginia–will be joined by NBA& WNBA players and legends for the ninth annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Basketball Game.
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The Moment Series: Catherine & Claude

Catherine and Claude Dayas-Tokoto emigrated from Cameroon to the United States to provide a better life for their children including their first-born Prince, who has autism. When Prince began his involvement in Special Olympics Unified Sports® at Kenmore Middle School, Catherine and Claude’s perceptions changed of what the future would hold for their son.
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