BFA Unified Sports

Pix and video from the recent Penguin Plunge in Burlington, VT

 

There is the video…

and there are the pix as well…


 

 


Unified Sports


Special Olympics Unified Sports is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) on sports teams for training and competition.


What are the benefits?

The Unified Sports program provides a forum for positive social interaction between students of all abilities. As athletes and partners train and compete together, they foster ties that develop into friendships both on and off the athletic field.

      Prepares students for a lifetime of healthy, informed choices
      Positive social interaction between students with and without intellectual disabilities
      Develop friendships on and off the field
      Improves self-esteem
    Positive changes in attitude, behavior and performance


“On the field we’re teammates, off the field we’re friends.” – Vermont Special Olympics


Coordinator:

James Naylor
jnaylor@fcsuvt.org


Kasia Bilodeau
kbilodeau@fcsuvt.org

Coaches:
William Mercier
bmercier@fcsuvt.org


Dan MacAndrews
dmacandrews@fcsuvt.org


Kristen Rondo
krondo@fcsuvt.org