Unified Sports®

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports teams do that, too, and much more – in a really fun way!

Play Unified. Live Unified.

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Unified Sports teams are made up of an approximately equal number of athletes (people with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Partners (people without intellectual disabilities). Our Unified teams dramatically increase inclusion in the community, using sports to help break down barriers that have historically kept people apart. Teams are made up of people of similar age and ability, which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all.

We offer Unified basketball, bocce, candlepin bowling, 10 pin bowling, flag football, golf, soccer, softball & tennis across Maine. You can become involved in one of our Unified Sports programs as a teammate or coach, or help us start a new Unified team in your community or school!

Unified Sports Opportunities

Unified Sports® Resources


Director of Sports & Programs
Mike Littlefield
(207) 879-0489 ext 15

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Apr 11

Penobscot/Piscataquis/Hancock Area Unified Bocce

April 11, 2024 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm