Roseville area high schools launch Special Olympics sports program

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Roseville, CA – Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2022 Unified Sports Program, which is affiliated with the Special Olympics. The program brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to be part of the same team and engage in friendly competition. In 2021-2022, the program engaged over 4,000 students.

The Roseville Joint Union High School District believes that giving special education and general education students the opportunity to share the field in sports is a way to overcome preconceptions and misconceptions among students in all levels. Our adversary is intolerance, and only shoulder to shoulder as teammates can we defeat it.

RJUHSD invites members of the media to attend or highlight the first event.

WHO: Roseville Joint Union High School District and the Unified Sports Program
WHAT: First soccer game for the RJUHSD Unified Sports Program, which will consist of multiple games.
WHEN: October 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Members of the media are encouraged to arrive by 9:30 a.m. for the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Oakmont High School, 1710 Cirby Way, Roseville CA 95661

Five unified sports events will take place this season between the six comprehensive school sites, including football at Oakmont High School, basketball at Woodcreek High School, kickball at West Park High School, the softball at Antelope High School and athletics at Granite Bay High School. Student participation varies from site to site.

About RJUHSD

The Roseville Joint Union High School District serves the educational needs of more than 10,000 students. Geographically, the district includes parts of Placer and Sacramento counties, including the town of Roseville, the community of Granite Bay, and part of Antelope.

The district currently operates six comprehensive high schools, a complementary school, an adult school, and an independent study school. Our high schools are responsible for educating students from three local “partner” school districts from kindergarten through grade 8: Dry Creek, Eureka, and Roseville City School Districts.

About Unified Sports

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through the sharing of sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. He was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In unified sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. This makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for everyone. Having sport in common is just one more way to sweep away prejudices and misconceptions.

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