Unified Sports | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

What Are Unified Sports

Unified Intramural Sports are activities in which traditional intramural participants (called "Unified Partners") are teamed up with Special Olympics athletes.  University of Iowa Intramural Sports has partnered with Special Olympics Iowa to make this possible, with the Unified Sports program officially kicking off in September 2017 for the first time with Unified Flag Football. Unified Sports help develop relationships between individuals who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact.

The UI Unified Sports program was even featured in Iowa Magazine in June 2019!

How Do You Get Involved?

Recreational Services offers several unified sports leagues each semester within the Intramural Sports program, including flag football, basketball, and volleyball.  If you're interested in becoming a Unified Partner, please contact the intramural sports team to learn about upcoming opportunities: intramural-sports@uiowa.edu.