This spring BFA Fairfax started a Unified Sports Bocce team. The team is practicing and learning the fundamentals and strategies of the sport.
The team will participate in the spring Unified Champion Schools Bocce Tournament in June. They will compete against many other community Special Olympics Unified Sports Bocce Teams.
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability which makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting.
Unified Sports builds friendships, promotes social inclusion, and empowers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.
BFA Fairfax has partnered with the Special Olympics to provide this opportunity for students in grades 4 through 6. Unified Sports has positive impacts throughout the school. This allows for meaningful participation opportunities for students and increases social inclusion.
Thank you to the coaches, Cindy Anderson and Paula Thompson. Their effort and dedication to supporting all student-athletes have made this program possible.