August 29, 2016 • University of Colorado Boulder • 6:30 p.m. • Indoor Practice Facility: 2150 Stadium Drive Boulder, CO • Standing Room Only
As if this year’s upcoming Colorado State University versus University of Colorado football game didn’t have enough excitement behind it, both schools will go head-to-head for the first time in a Unified flag football game. It’s all part of the Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series.
Students from Colorado State University and the University of Colorado will team up with Special Olympics Colorado athletes to form Unified flag football teams representing each university.
Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.
In addition to the game itself, both schools are also holding an online pledge battle to see which school can raise the most money for Special Olympics Colorado. Show your support and back your favorite school by CLICKING HERE TO DONATE.