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Special Olympics Texas Unified Activities

UIL Member School & SOTX Unified Champion School

UIL Member Schools who have a 2021-2022 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

2021-2022 Unified/UIL Championship Events

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

Unified Best Robotics UIL State Championship 

Dec 2022


Unified Basketball UIL State Championship

Feb 2022 TBA

Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship

Apr/May 2022 Morgan's Wonderland

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: 

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