Unified Partners

Team sports bring people together and provide opportunities on and off the court for personal growth and friendship. Half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. The term “partner” refers to teammates without intellectual disabilities.

Who can become a Special Olympics Unified Partner?

To train and compete with Special Olympics, athletes and partners must:

  • Be at least eight years of age. Learn more about Special Olympics Young Athletes for athletes and partners younger than eight.
  • Complete the necessary forms (linked below)
    • School based programs:  The Unified Schools Partner Application form
    • Community programs: The Class A volunteer form
  • Believe in our inclusive community!

How to become a Special Olympics Vermont Unified Partner

Unified Sports are offered in  in schools and in communities.  Students in more than 50 Vermont schools are building inclusive communities by competing in Unified Sports. All Unified participants share the commitment to Play Unified and Live Unified. Click here to learn about opportunities to Play Unified in Vermont.

Unified Partner Forms