The Nebraska School Athletics Association (NSAA) has recently expanded sporting opportunities to include Unified Bowling. 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.
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having something in common, like sports, is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are eliminated.
NSAA Unified Sports State Map:
In addition to the NSAA Unified Bowling, a local program, the Scotts Bluff County Coyotes provides opportunities for people age 8 and older to participate in unified sports in the following sports: volleyball, flag football, basketball, and softball. The Scottsbluff Thunder provides opportunities for Special Olympics activities as well. People who are interested in either of these programs can contact Special Olympics of Nebraska at:
Special Olympics Nebraska
9427 F Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Phone: 402.331.5545 or 800.247.0105