Roseville Area High Schools Kick Off Special Olympics Sports Program

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Roseville, CA – Roseville Joint Union High School District (RJUHSD) to announce the launch of its Unified Sports Program for 2022 Special Olympics. The program brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities to be part of the same team and participate in a friendly competition. In 2021-2022, more than 4,000 students participated in the program.

The Roseville Joint Union High School District believes that by giving special education and general education students an opportunity to engage the field in sports is one way that prejudices and misconceptions among students of all abilities can be overcome. Our opponent is intolerance, and we can defeat him only shoulder to shoulder.

RJUHSD invites members of the media to attend or highlight the first event.

Who is the: Roseville Joint Union High School District and Unified Sports Program
what or what: The first football match of the RJUHSD Unified Sports Program, which will consist of multiple games.
when: October 28 9:30am to 12:00pm Members of the media are encouraged to arrive by 9:30am for the opening ceremony at 10am.
where: Oakmont High School, 1710 Surrey Way, Roseville CA 95661

Five unified sporting events will take place this season between all six comprehensive school locations, including football at Oakmont High School, basketball at Woodcreek High School, and kickball at West Park High School, Softball at Antelope High School, and Track & Field at Granite Bay High School. Student participation varies from site to site.

About RJUHSD

Roseville Joint Union High School District serves the educational needs of more than 10,000 students. Geographically, the area includes parts of Placer and Sacramento counties including the city of Roseville, the Granite Bay community, and part of Antelope.

The district currently operates six comprehensive high schools, a continuation school, an adult school, and an independent study school. Our high schools are responsible for educating students from three K-8 “partner” local school districts: Dry Creek, Eureka, and Roseville.

About Unified Sports

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through joint athletic training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a highway to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of the same age and ability. This makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for everyone. Having a joint sport is just another way to get rid of preconceived notions and misconceptions.

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