When UofL students and Special Olympians joined forces to compete in the university’s first Unified Intramural Championship in basketball, determined players fostered successful teamwork.
Through ESPN’s sponsorship, UofL and Special Olympics Kentucky partnered together to host the first ever Unified Intramural Championship in basketball this year at the Student Recreational Center. Hayden Redmond, a Special Olympian, commented on the partnership saying that “UofL teaming with Special Olympics is awesome and it’s amazing.”
Due to the tremendous amount of support the event received from the UofL students and the Special Olympians, this program plans to continue annual 5-on-5 basketball championships. Eventually they hope to include other intramural sports and expand outreach to other college campuses in Kentucky.