Special Olympics has competitions, programs and initiatives all around the world, every day of the year. Here's a look at what it's all about.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a team at the Unified Cup or other Special Olympics competitions? Follow three of our programs on their daily schedules in Detroit while competing at the 2022 Unified Cup.
Hassam Zogaib (SO Paraguay) and Garrett Utz (SO Washington) are both qualified football officials. Throughout the 2022 Unified Cup, Hassam and Garrett officiated the tournament showing proficiency and high standards, whileenjoying themselves along the way. Listen to Hassam and Garrett’s journeys to becoming an official, and the benefits that being an official has for them.
Alvaro Brochero is a Special Olympics Athlete from Venezuela. He is a football coach, an advisor and an Athlete Leader. Qualified as a coach by CONMEBOL, Alvaro took up the role as Match Commissioner at the 2022 Unified Cup in Detroit. Here is his story.
The Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota was hosted in Detroit Michigan in July 2022. As the second iteration of the Cup, this single sport competition was built on the inaugural installment in Chicago in 2018.The Unified Cup brought together over 300 footballers from more than 20 nations to compete in football (soccer)—the world’s most popular sport. The Special Olympics Unified Cup took place 31 July – 6 August 2022 and Special Olympics Unified Sports® is what marked it as uniquely inclusive: teams that were comprised of footballers with and without intellectual disabilities playing together.
Special Olympics USA Basketball Unified Pair Keke Brown & Lance Duch join JR. The two discuss their experience at the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin. Plus what it was like to meet Tim Tebow & Dirk Nowitzki. And what they've gained from their experience with Special Olympics.
Daniel talks with Julianna and Mehtap, SO Deutschland Global Messengers. They share their powerful unbeatable together connection with another athlete from Aruba who didn't speak the same language but that didn't spot them from connecting! Check it out!
On this special edition, JR sits down with a couple of athletes from the NY Red Bulls and Atlanta United Unified teams at the NY Red Bulls Arena. Dylan Budd (NJ) & Drew Pisone (NJ) join Anthony Hernandez (ATL) & Joe Villar (ATL) and all share their unique experiences with JR.