One point two million athletes and participants have registered for Special Olympics Unified Sports, according to the Special Olympics. This surpasses their original goal of having one million registered participants.
Unified Sports joins together those with intellectual disabilities and those without intellectual disabilities while doing the things they love: playing sports. This is based on the idea that playing and training together will help to foster friendships and create acceptance.
According to the Special Olympics, Unified Sports is now in more than 4,300 schools across the United States. The goal is to have Unified Sports programming and resources in 10,000 schools by 2020.
Engel & Völkers is a proud champion and partner of the Special Olympics, as well as the first cause-marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics Play Unified Campaign. The campaign seeks to inspire and connect those around the world with and without intellectual disabilities. Throughout the duration of its three-year sponsorship, Engel & Völkers hopes to create a Unified Generation to fight intolerance and injustice against those with intellectual disabilities.