The Orbit: Unified Basketball to Debut in April

The following article is from the RMHS school newspaper “The Orbit”

Rockets Get Unified!

Olivia Johnson (’23) and Olivia Ritondo (’23)

On April 4th, RMHS will launch the first Unified Basketball team that will promote inclusivity and positive connections between peers. 

As outlined by the Special Olympics, the mission of Unified Sports teams is to join equal numbers of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on one team for practice and competition. All RMHS students are qualified and encouraged to join the team. In an interview with Coolidge Special Education teacher, Tara Herlihy, she said, “We would really love Unified Basketball to be a fun and enriching experience for as many students as possible.” Students who already participate in a spring sport or activity are still welcome to join in when they are available.

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