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NFA Unified Basketball Celebrates Seniors


The NFA Unified Basketball Team celebrated senior athletes earlier this month. The team was able to play seven games in a COVID-19 limited season. 

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. Student athletes act as players and coaches. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

This is fourth year of Unified basketball in Section 9.  

Unified Champion Schools promotes social inclusion by bringing together young people with and without intellectual disabilities on sports teams (Special Olympics Unified Sports) through inclusive student clubs, together in school or community-wide initiatives, and by fostering youth leadership.

Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since 2013, supporting the growth and expansion of this program that empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to engage through the power of sports.

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. 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.

The NFA Unified Basketball team is advised by Ms. Sandy Baines.


ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!



Senior athletes pose for a photo before their game.
Action shots of the basketball game.
Action shots of the basketball game.




Date: 2021-06-15 03:13:22 AM





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