Unified Sports

Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes and the UNC community as teammates for recreation.   Our mission is to provide a diverse and intentional recreational program in a safe, inclusive, and accessible environment which enhances the social, mental and physical well-being of all participants.

Fall 2017

Flag Football

  • Registration open: August 20 — September 3 (For UNC Individual Registration)
  • Days of play: Thursdays at 6:30pm starting September 10 through October 17
  • Special Olympics athletes will register with Colleen Lanigan (919)968-2810, clanigan@townofchapelhill.org

Spring 2018

Kickball

  • Registration open: February 5 – March 18 (For UNC Individual Registration)
  • Days of play: March 26 through April 26
  • Special Olympics athletes will register with Colleen Lanigan (919)968-2810, clanigan@townofchapelhill.org

“I am thrilled this idea has come to fruition for our Special Olympic athletes and UNC community.  I think sports, in general, provide opportunities for all people to stay active and find a sense of belonging regardless of ability levels.  In the most basic sense, I think Unified Sports offer that sense of belonging and camaraderie where everyone on the playing field have equal opportunities and equal rights regardless of someone’s physical or intellectual abilities.” -Tori Hooker, Sport Programs Coordinator