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Thanks to a strong partnership between the District's Office of Athletics and the Office of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), the Unified League was created this school year, enabling students with or without an intellectual or developmental disability, an opportunity to participate in basketball and play in a championship game.
“The goal of the program is to have sports foster relationships on and off the court,” said the Supervisor of Adapted Physical Education and Special Olympics, Sarah Jardine. “The inception of the Unified League, culminating with our championship between teams from Cody and Central, supports DPSCD’s initiative to ensure that all students are included,” said Jardine, noting that Unified League teams can be co-ed although the teams from Cody and Central this year are all male. “We hope it is the beginning of more sports like this to come,” she added.
On February 19 at Wayne State University, Cody defeated Central 30-29, becoming the first champions of the DPSCD Special Olympics Unified PSL Basketball. Congratulations Comets!