Annual game showcases the best in sportsmanship
Project UNIFY hosted its annual Unified Sports basketball game between Ironwood and Liberty high schools at Ironwood High School, 6051 W. Sweetwater Ave., in Glendale.
Throughout the game, Special Olympics athletes and their partners showcased what Unified Sports and Project UNIFY is all about by playing together, cheering each other on and demonstrating support in a fun, safe environment. The school’s choir, cheerleaders, student council, band and athletic teams all participated to support the students.
In the end, Ironwood outlasted Liberty in a 62-58 victory.
Project UNIFY is an education-based program that uses sports and education initiatives of Special Olympics to foster respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities in school.
Liberty High School is located at 9621 W. Speckled Gecko Drive, in Peoria.
Both participating schools are members of the Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, which serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. The district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.
For more information on the Special Olympics or to volunteer or donate, visit https://www.specialolympics.org.