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Tipton and Boonville compete in Unified flag football tournament at Training for Life Campus

Tipton and Boonville group photo

JEFFERSON CITY – Representatives from Tipton High School and Boonville High School made the trip to the Training for Life Campus on Thursday to compete in a flag football tournament!

The two schools each brought two Unified teams. Unified teams are made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities.

Unified Sports is an inclusive program that combines individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and individuals without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes and partners compete alongside one another, each in a meaningful and integral role on the Unified Sports team. SOMO offers 16 Olympic-type sports divisioned by age and ability for its athletes and each and every sport has the capability of being structured for Unified Sports if someone is interested.

There are three Unified Sports models: Competitive Unified Sports, Unified Sports Player Development and Unified Sports Recreation. Each of these models can be incorporated into a SO College chapter to fulfill the inclusive sports component.

For more information on how your school can get involved, contact Emma Thomas:

All of the Tipton and Boonville players received a Chiefs arm sleeve!

Shoutout to the Tipton cheerleaders and the Tipton band for coming out to support the athletes!

You can check out more photos below!