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Special Olympics Texas Unified Activities

UIL Member School & SOTX Unified Champion School

UIL Member Schools who sign a Partnership to Inclusion with SOTX Unified Champion Schools by the end of the 2020 Fall Semester will have the opportunity to compete for a Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship in April 2021 (pending COVID-19 and social distancing regulations).

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

Upcoming Unified Events

Event Date Location
Unified Track & Field UIL State Championship April 29 - May 2, 2021 Morgan's Wonderland (San Antonio)

* Invitational is for UIL Member Schools/Unified Champion Schools only. 

  • 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 

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