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What is the Unified Sports program at MMUHS?

MMU Unified Update:

CONGRATS to the Unified Soccer team for WINNING the GOLD medal at the 2016 School Unified Soccer Tournament. The team beat Rutland and BFA in the tournament to take home 1st place! The tournament took place at Norwich University on October 14th. This competition includes schools from throughout Vermont. Athletes and partners have the ability to compete in 5 per side team soccer or individual skills.

The inaugural VPA Basketball season ended in the state semifinals for the Cougars, as they fell at CVU 38-35. This was the first loss of the season for the Cougars who put up a great game against CVU (who ended up winning the State Championships). The season was a great example of what sportsmanship should look like!

In May, we have 3 GOLD medal teams and 1 SILVER medal team at the Special Olympics State Bocce tourney at the Complex in St. Albans. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and had a GREAT time in their final event of the school year!

We are EXTREMELY proud of our team, as they represented MMU proudly, and competed in the tournament ... CONGRATULATIONS COUGARS!!!

From the Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT.org) website:

Special Olympics Unified Sports® brings together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team. By pairing peers with and without disabilities on the same team, students are given the opportunity to build more inclusive schools. Unified Sports promotes equality on and off the field. The motto for Unified Sports is “On the field we’re teammates and off the field we’re friends”.

We currently offer six Unified Sports® competition experiences for schools and local programs:

Bocce (@MMU)

Bowling (@MMU)

Basketball (@MMU)

Soccer (@ MMU)

Track

Snow Shoe

At MMUHS, our team partners with another athletic team for our practices and for our competitions. Our athletes develop relationships with their peers through the excitement of competition and team experiences.

- There is no cost to play

- We practice 2 times per week, ending at 4:30pm

- Competitions are coordinated by Special Olympics Vermont

- Please contact Brett Acebo at MMUHS if you have questions:

brett.acebo@cesuvt.org

(802) 899-4850 ext 1679