Unified Sports

Des Moines Public Schools has joined the Inclusion Revolution by partnering with Special Olympics of Iowa and creating opportunities for students of all abilities to be on their school’s Unified Sports teams. Unified Sports allows for students without intellectual disabilities to join in the sports experience by playing on a team with athletes with intellectual disabilities. This concept was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Unified Sports Basketball

2022-23 MS Unified Basketball Game Schedule

Practice Time: 3:30-4:15

Practice Dates: January 26, February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23

Location: Goodrell Gym

Unified Sports Track & Field

2023 Unified Track Schedule

Practice Time: 3:30-4:15

Practice Dates: Every Wednesday from March 6 – April 20

Location: Goodrell Gym


Head Coach: Haileigh Mejia / Bryan Coffey

Special Olympics Delegation Manager: Ty Weatherman – ty.weatherman@dmschools.org