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Special Olympics Texas Unified Activities

UIL Member School & SOTX Unified Champion School

UIL Member Schools who have a 2022-2023 Partnership for Inclusion form on file with Special Olympics TX will have the opportunity to compete in Unified Sports & Activities. Current Unified Sports & Activities include Unified Divisions of BEST Robotics, Unified Interscholastic Basketball and Unified Interscholastic Track & Field. 


To find out more about becoming a Unified Champion School please contact UCSINFO@SOTX.ORG or click HERE

Unified Champion Schools® is a unique Special Olympics program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education to promote inclusion and acceptance among students with and without intellectual disabilities.

  • The Unified Champion Schools® approach incorporates Unified Sports® and Unified Activities, Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole School Engagement. The benefits of UCS include:
    • bully prevention,
    • moral intelligence,
    • character development,
    • leadership development,
    • physical fitness and
    • an increased positive school culture.
  • Direct download link:  What is a Unified Champion School
  • Direct download link: Interscholastic Guidelines Resource

2022-2023 Unified/UIL Championship Events

Events for UIL Member Schools/Unified Champion Schools Only Date Location

Unified Best Robotics UIL State Championship 

Dec 2022

TBA

Unified Basketball UIL State Championship

  • Area: (on or before February 10)
    • Tournament will be determined after participating schools have registered.
    • Each of the 19 SOTX areas will host an Area tournament unless participation is low in one Area then can combine with another.
    • Area Champion will advance for each of the 19 SOTX Areas to prospective
  • Regional Tournaments. Regional: (on or before February 17)
    • North Region - 5 Areas for Class 1 AND 5 Areas for Class 2.
    • South Region - 5 Areas for Class 1 AND 5 Areas for Class 2. 
    • East Region - 4 Areas for Class 1 AND 4 Areas for Class 2.
    • West Region - 5 Areas for Class 1 AND 5 Areas for Class 2.
  • State: (February 23 location TBD)
    • Class 1 Tournament – Regional Champion North, South, East, & West
      • Class 1 Game 1 – 9:00am
      • Class 1 Game 2 – 1:00pm
      • Class 1 Championship – 5:00pm
    • Class 2 Tournament – Regional Champion North, South, East, & West
      • Class 2 Game 1 – 11:00am
      • Class 2 Game 2 – 3:00pm
      • Class 2 Championship – 7:00pm 
Febuary 2023 TBA

Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship

Dates for Track and Field Tournament Series (Area, Regional, and State Competition)

● Area Track Meets should be on or before April 7 (19 Area Meets)

● Regional Track Meets should be on or before April 21 (4 Regional Meets)

● State Track Meet- Tuesday, May 2nd at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd, Abilene (1 State Meet with a maximum of 16 teams to compete for Unified Track & Field State Title)

May 2nd

McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd, Abilene

For more information on Special Olympics Texas Unified programming, please contact Tammy Hortenstine. You may also contact Dr. Kevin Jones at UIL for more information: kjones@uiltexas.org 

 


Past Events: 

2021-2022 Unified/UIL Championship Events

Events for UIL Member Schools/Unified Champion Schools Only Date Location

Unified Basketball UIL State Championship

Hunstville vs Judson

State Champion - Hunstville High School

March 3, 2022 Del Valle High School

Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship

Congratulations to all of the schools that competed in the 2nd annual Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship in San Antonio last week. Copperas Cove High School won the State Championship, Frenship High School came in second and Spring Woods High School finished third.

April 27th: 10am-2pm

 

University of the Incarnate Word

4301 Broadway

San Antonio, TX 78209

 

MEDIA: 

Check out this great video made by a Frenship ISD media student documenting a year of Unified Sports at a UIL member school. 

Congratulations to Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville ISD for being named a 2019 Top 5 ESPN Honor Roll Unified School!