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 College at the University of Alabama

Special Olympics College engages University of Alabama students to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through sports, friendship, advocacy and other activities while promoting social inclusion. Through a partnership with University Recreation, Special Olympics College offers Unified Sports Rivalry Games in Flag Football and Basketball. Previous opponents include Auburn, Ole Miss and LSU. Intramural Sports also offers Unified Leagues for Basketball and Flag Football.

Get Involved

Volunteer. You don’t have to be good at sports to make a difference. Special Olympics College is looking for UA students to volunteer that want to have fun, make friends and show someone they care. Help make game day the best day of someone’s week by:

  • Teaching sport skills
  • Event planning and set-up
  • Being a cheerleader
  • Playing sports
  • Supporting athletes who are not playing in games
  • Marketing events and promote inclusion
  • Fundraising to provide opportunities to play

Games and practices are typically on Sunday afternoons at the Student Recreation Center. Please stop by to check it out.

Support Special Olympics College

Follow Special Olympics College at UA on Facebook and Twitter to find out more information about games, meetings, fundraisers, and to keep up will all the fun!

Additional Information

For more information please contact: socollegeua@gmail.com