Creek Speak April 2017 - Page 38

Unified Sports:

Most students at Silver Creek do not really know what the Unified Sports program is. We talked with Mr. Tonjes and I asked what a good description of Unified Sports are and he said “It is athletics that are comparable to our general Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Lower Level athletic programs, the only difference with Unified is that it focuses on students with disabilities and they make up most of the team with some helpers that are students without disabilities.” I then asked how students can get involved and he answered by saying, “We take everyone, just come down to my office and ask and we can get you set up.” Unified Sports participates in football, basketball, and soccer. And they have a huge basketball game on Thursday, April 6th. Unified Sports is a great way for everyone to get involved in the school while making a huge difference!