Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association / Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Track & Field Southeast Sectional State Meet
Athletes with and without intellectual disabilities will compete at Southeast Sectional May 21
Who: Student-athletes with and without disabilities from the following schools:
Brockton High School
Dartmouth High School
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Plymouth North High School
Sturgis Charter Public School
Sandwich High School
Seekonk High School
Somerset-Berkley Regional High School
Apponequet Regional High School
Bourne High School
Carver High School
Joseph Case High School
B.M.C. Durfee High School
Duxbury High School
Middleboro High School
Monomoy Regional High School
Old Rochester Regional High School
Plymouth South High School
Wareham High School
What: The partnership between the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Special Olympics Massachusetts continues to grow, now with over 80 schools participating in Unified Track & Field. Athletes will showcase their skills in field events – the long jump, shot put and javelin along with 800, 100 and 400 meter races on the track.
There will also be two relay competitions – 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meters. Medals will be awarded to the champion and runner-up teams. In March, Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools programs drew national attention when the federal funding allocated to these programs was put at risk.
These school-based programs, separate from Special Olympics community-based programs and teams, provide inclusive sports and leadership opportunities in 500 Massachusetts schools.
We invite you to come out to see inclusive sports in action at the MIAA Unified Track & Field Southeast Sectional Meet!
Schedule: Tuesday May 21, 2019
3:00 p.m.: Competition begins
**Individual awards will be given out following the completion of each section of each event**
Where: Bourne High School
75 Waterhouse Rd.
Bourne, MA 02532
About the MIAA
The mission of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association is to serve member schools and the maximum number of their students by providing leadership and support for the conduct of interscholastic athletics which enriches the educational experiences of all participants. The MIAA promotes interschool athletics that provide lifelong and life quality learning experiences to students while enhancing their achievement of educational goals.
About Special Olympics Massachusetts:
Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programming for over 13,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state in over 470 sporting competitions each year. Through the power of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
About Unified Sports:
Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Special Olympics Massachusetts is proud to have founded the Unified Sports movement in 1984. Although the initiative began locally, today it is featured in over 120 countries globally through the international Special Olympics Movement.