Taking Unified Sports to the collegiate level, College Unified Sports programs were inspired by the same, simple principle that training and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. These programs bring together people with disabilities (athletes) and college students without disabilities (Unified partners) to play on the same teams.
Special Olympics New Jersey has teamed up with several colleges and universities to offer free Unified Sports programs during the academic year. Most schools meet once per week to play Unified games for a total of 4-6 weeks each season. Dates and times vary by school.
These clubs run Unified soccer leagues in the fall and Unified basketball leagues in the winter/spring. Both seasons culminate with a Unified Cup tournament.
Take a look at a College Unified program in action below!
Join College Unified
For information on getting athletes and Unified partners started, visit our College Unified Registration page to see what schools already participate. You can also contact Kalee Iacoangeli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, you can follow the SONJ College Unified Facebook group for news, updates and photos.