The Special Olympics Unified Sports® Program

The Unified Sports® Program promotes social inclusion through sports, encouraging understanding and respect for individuals of all abilities in our schools and communities. In this program, Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) athletes train and compete alongside Unified Sports® partners, their fellow athletes without intellectual disabilities. 

Do you enjoy playing basketball, volleyball, softball or soccer? Or are you a swimmer, tennis player or runner? There's no better way to share your love of sports and experience the rewards you gain by participating as a Special Olympics Unified Sports® partner! Volunteer as a Unified Sports® partner and help our athletes realize their potential.

How to Become A Unified Sports® Partner

Getting Started

Those interested in becoming a Unified Sports® partner must first complete and submit the Class A Volunteer Application. This form must be completed before joining an SOCT team and is valid for three years. This form can be completed and submitted online or downloaded and mailed to: 

Attn: Sue Mohr | Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like additional information about becoming a Unified Sports® partner, please fill out our form below or contact Sue Mohr at

I am interested in becoming a partner (*Required Fields)

I am 18+ Years Old*

Parent/Guardian Information (*Required Fields)

Special Olympics Connecticut partners with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to offer Unified Sports® and Young Athletes™ in numerous schools across Connecticut. Unified Sports® brings school aged athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together to play sports, gain physical fitness and develop friendships. Students in pre-school through Grade 2 participate in the Young Athletes™ program, which complements the gross motor skills taught in Connecticut’s schools. For a complete description of these programs please visit the Unified Sports® School Based Programs under Sports and Fitness on our website.