Natick Public Schools expanded its Special Olympics initiatives
by offering a unified track & field program which has been a big
success! Unified sports is a program pioneered right here in
Massachusetts that brings together students with and without
intellectual disabilities through sports. This amazingly successful
inclusion program teaches all students teamwork, mutual respect for
those who bring different talents and abilities to a team, and helps to
foster a spirit of acceptance and inclusion within the schools.
Training for the special event takes place during the school
day with preschoolers practicing indoor obstacle courses with their
classmates and teachers. In early June, the Natick School Day Games
are held at the Natick High School track for all the athletes,
spectators, and their family members. This exciting unified track meet
will have all of the pageantry and honor of a Special Olympics event,
with even our littlest athletes receiving a t-shirt and medal for their
If you have any questions about this program, please contact MaryBeth Kinkead, Preschool Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.