Special Olympics athletes team up with students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University to compete
NAME OF EVENT: UNC-Chapel Hill vs. NC State Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game
DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Bill Koman Practice Complex
242 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
DESCRIPTION: Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) athletes from Wake and Orange counties will join on the same flag football teams with students from the NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill to compete in the Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game on Sunday, November 20 at 10 a.m. at the Bill Koman Practice Complex in Chapel Hill.
Special Olympics Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports experiences. Unified teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. ESPN has served as the global presenting sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports® since 2013.
Helping to plan the event are students from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill who are members of the Special Olympics College Clubs at their respective universities. Special Olympics college programs connect college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport to build friendships and help lead the social justice movement of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics North Carolina encourages supporters and the public to attend the game as spectators at no charge. For media inquiries, contact SONC Senior Director of Youth Initiatives Allie Stockburger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)-719-7662 ext. 134.
About Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.