By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Unified Sports Program champions inclusivity


Last updated 4/8/2022 at 6:32pm

Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Players on the Unified Soccer Team take to the pitch at Cheney's Crunk's Sports Complex.

CHENEY – Parents and children gathered at the Crunk's Sports Complex in Cheney on Wednesday, March 30, to watch the spring season's first unified sports soccer game.

The unified sports program allows students with intellectual disabilities to participate in team sports and discover how sports can enrich their daily lives.

The program is an extension of the Special Olympics.

"We have to give kudos to our parents, our athletes, admin, high and low, and last but not least, my coaches," said Brain Baxter, head coach of Unified Sports.

Baxter has been with the program for about 10 years. This...

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