South Bend Community School Corporation to host inaugural IHSAA Unified Track and Field celebration

South Bend Community School Corporation to host inaugural IHSAA Unified Track and Field celebration
Posted on 04/28/2021
Unified Sports

South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC), Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and Special Olympics have partnered to bring Unified Track & Field to district schools.

Unified Sports is an internationally sanctioned program founded in 1989 and designed to promote social inclusion for athletes with and without developmental disabilities. Teams are made up of equal Special Olympic and SBCSC athletes. Teams compete together in IHSAA competitions, including track and field and football.

On Saturday, May 1, all four SBCSC high schools’ Unified track teams will compete against one another from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jackson Field, 5001 S. Miami Rd. in South Bend.

District middle school students are invited to take part in recreational athletic activities at the event.

“We’re thrilled to bring this remarkable partnership to life within our community,” said SBCSC Director of Community Programs and K-12 Athletics, Milt Lee. “This program has been an outstanding means of creating lasting equity among our students, meaningful friendships, and athletic development for all.”

Who:

Milton Lee, director of community programs and athletics, SBCSC

Jamie Redmond, Adams High School Unified track and field coach

Antoine Jones, Adams High School Unified track and field coach

Andrew Fecher, Clay High School Unified track and field coach

Bruce Klimek, Riley High School Unified track and field coach

Kathy Kennedy, Washington High School Unified track and field coach

Robert Berger, Washington High School Unified track and field coach

Ian Nelson, INTERN coordinator, SBCSC

Kathy Klimek, INTERN instructor, SBCSC

What:

First Annual SBCSC Unified Track and Field celebration

When:

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:

Jackson Field, 5001 S. Miami Rd., South Bend, IN, 46614

Contact: Monica Leyes, Assistant Director of Communications, mleyes@sb.school, 574.393.6180 (w), 574.850.4760 (m)

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