01/15/16 – KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky Continue Unified Track & Field Program
For the second year, the KHSAA and Special Olympics Kentucky will once partner to offer Unified Track and Field events at the 2016 KHSAA State Track and Field Meet. With that in mind, we wanted to share some relevant information with schools interested in organizing Unified Track and Field teams and competitors.
These athletic events give many of the students in member schools the opportunity to compete in exhibition events, much like the wheelchair events added several years ago. We look forward to working with schools on this opportunity, which includes the option to obtain financial grant money for coaches from SOKY.
To help you get started, please review the links below, which include a frequently asked questions document (FAQs) that will help explain what Unified Track and Field is, as well as a registration form and the grant application provided by Special Olympics Kentucky. These links can also be found on the track and field page at khsaa.org under the General Information button and the category called Unified Track and Field Information.
Grant Form.pdf (.doc format available on the website)
SOKY Registration Form (also available as .doc on the website)
Please contact our office with any questions. This is a fairly new program for the KHSAA and we look forward to working alongside our membership to continue expanding opportunities for the students in the Commonwealth.
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