Sports has a way of unifying people. Special Olympics Maine Unified Champion Clubs at the Kennebec Valley YMCA is a program that provides people with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to play on the same team through recreational sports and activities in a community setting. A simple principle that playing and competing together creates a quick path to friendships, understanding and leads to a more inclusive community
A Unified partner is person without an intellectual disability, who actively participates with a person with an intellectual disability in a fun and meaningful way through recreational sports and activities at the Kennebec Valley YMCA. Unified partners and athletes form friendships and build community!
Through sports and activities, athletes and unified partners are given the opportunity to spend time together and share a common interest and goal. This supports the development of friendships between athletes and partners as well as social inclusion. As unified partners spend more time with athletes, their attitudes and beliefs about people with intellectual disabilities begin to shift, paving the way for greater acceptance of people of all abilities!
It's easy! Reach out to Paul Sveum, Program Director at the KV YMCA. You can also find our more info by visiting www.kvymca.org or www.somaine.org
Sports has a way of unifying people. Special Olympics Maine Unified Champion Clubs at the Kennebec Valley YMCA is a FREE ongoing program dedicated to promoting social inclusion by pairing adults with and without intellectual disabilities through shared recreational sports and activities. A simple principle that playing and competing together creates a quick path to friendships and understanding.
Unified Cornhole: Every Friday from 1PM to 2PM in the Gym.
More programs to come soon.