West Haven High School's Unified Sports program gives students with special needs a chance to hone their skills in soccer, basketball, track and other sports and work with student volunteers, or “partners,” who are often from a school’s other athletic teams.
WHHS Unified Sports athletes have weekly practices in soccer, basketball and track, depending on the season, and compete in an annual bowling tournament.
WHHS has had a Unified Sports program for more than eight years and currently has a roster of about 20 students, according to WHHS Athletic Director Jon Capone, who was chosen in the 2013-14 school year by Special Olympics CT and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference as this year’s Presidential Award winner for his work with Unified Sports in West Haven. Capone not only oversees the WHHS team, but he’s also been instrumental in making the SCC’s overarching Unified Sports program a success as the SCC Coordinator of Unified Sports.
For more information on the program, contact Capone at firstname.lastname@example.org.