Region C Unified Bags

What is Unified Bags?

In the Special Olympics context, the term “inclusive sports” has two distinct but closely intertwined meanings. One refers to giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sports – that is, to enable them to be included in the life experience of being an athlete. The other refers to sports activities that athletes of all abilities participate in together – inclusively. Unified Champion School’s Inclusive Sport component covers both in a youth centered framework. This Unified competition pairs people with and without disabilities on the same teams to foster inclusion and equity.

Unified Bags

Unified bags is an emerging sport Special Olympics Illinois is working on incorporating into our official sport offerings. As in all Special Olympics Illinois Unified Sports, Unified teams are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Unified bags is a low impact, minimal equipment sport. Games are played to 21 points or 30 minutes.

Exhibition competition is for participation only; only participation awards will be given.

Competition Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Facility Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Bags and boards will be provided for all competitors.

Supporting Documents


Who We Are

Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.  Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.  Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life.  Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


Nov 15 2024


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm




North Central College
30 N Brainard St, Naperville, IL 60540
Amanda Nelson


Amanda Nelson
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