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Special Olympics honors CMU program

Ceremony will award university a banner for its commitment to Unified Sports

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

Special Olympics International has named Central Michigan University a National Unified Champion School for the university's commitment to the Unified Sports program.

In Unified Sports, CMU students play on teams with Special Olympics athletes.

A banner recognizing the honor will be awarded to the Special Olympics College student group and University Recreation at a 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, ceremony preceding the Unified Sports volleyball championship games at McGuirk Arena. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Home to Special Olympics Michigan and the annual State Summer Games, CMU started the first Unified Sports intramural program in the nation. CMU is one of five colleges or universities named a National Unified Champion School this year — the first year to recognize higher education institutions.

The banner will hang in the Student Activity Center's Large Sports Forum.

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