Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC)

Special Olympics Southern California

Become a Unified Partner

What is a Unified Partner?

Unified Partners (individuals and without intellectual disabilities) train and compete as a teammates alongside Special Olympics athletes on a Unified Sports team (either on a school or community team).

Unified Partners can be any age or sports skill level!

What is Unified SPorts?

Unified Partner
Unified Sports is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and peers without intellectual disabilities (designated as “partners”) on sports teams for training and competition against other Unified Sports® teams. Unified Sports® teams are organized to provide meaningful involvement for all participants. Every teammate should play a role and have the opportunity to contribute to the team. Meaningful involvement also refers to the quality of interaction and competition within a Unified Sports® team. Achieving meaningful involvement by all participants on the team ensures a positive and rewarding experience for everyone. Unified Sports® are designed to be competitive and also to create friendships on and off the field amongst SOSC athletes and Unified Partners. Teams should be comprised of both athletes and partners with similar ability levels.

What sports are offered?


(March – June)

Unified Bocce

Unified Flag Football


(July – August)

Unified Bowling


(August – November)

Unified Golf


(December – February)

Unified Floorball


Unified Cheer

Register to Play

Get involved in only one step!

Click the button for your community for more information and to register to play!

All of Los Angeles County

Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties

Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

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