CIF to support opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities

The California Interscholastic Federation announced Monday that it has formed a partnership with Special Olympics in Northern and Southern California and the California Department of Education to promote opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities.

The partnership is designed to help schools implement unified sports programs on campuses.

The CIF will also work with U.S. Paralympics to provide ambulatory and wheelchair events at state championships.

The City Section became the first sports section in the state last April to offer an inclusive sports-level division for individual students with disabilities.


“Unified sports on high school campuses is the next great frontier for the Special Olympics movement,” said Bill Shumar, President/CEO of Special Olympics Southern California in a statement.

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