Unified Sports gather for Easton tournament
Sunday Star - 11/6/2017
EASTON - On Monday, Oct. 23, Interscholastic Unified Sports tennis teams from across the Mid-Shore competed in a tournament at the Easton Family YMCA.
According to the Special Olympics of Maryland's website, Interscholastic Unified Sports began in 2008 following the landmark Maryland Fitness and Athletics Equity for Students with Disabilities Law was passed.
The law ensured students with disabilities are provided with equivalent opportunities in interscholastic sports, physical education and intramural sports.
By school year 2015-16, thousands of students from 21 of the 24 public school systems statewide, including Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties, participated in unified team tennis, unified indoor/outdoor bocce, unified strength and conditioning, and unified team track and field.
For the tournament on the Oct. 23, there were several schools from the Mid-Shore, including Easton High School, Kent County High School, Kent Island High School, Queen Anne'sCounty High School, North Caroline High School and Colonel Richardson High School, competing in the tennis tournament.
For more information about the Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports Program or to volunteer, visit www.somd.org/compete/unified-sports.
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