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December 8, 2016



UW-Madison and Marquette University go head-to-head in the Unified Sports Rivalry Series

As if this year’s UW-Madison and Marquette University basketball game didn’t have enough excitement behind it, both schools will go head-to-head for the second time in a Unified basketball game. It’s all part of Special Olympics’ Unified Sports Rivalry Series.

The Rivalry Series was created to connect Unified Sports and Special Olympics athletes to high profile collegiate rivalry sports games.  There is an endless amount of excitement behind university rivalries, and Special Olympics is looking to tap into this and launch Unified Sports into the national spotlight.

The game takes place this Saturday, December 10 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee immediately following the UW-Madison and Marquette basketball game. Nearly 30 college students from Marquette University and UW-Madison will team up with Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes from Milwaukee and Madison to form unified teams representing each university.

The UW-Madison vs. Marquette University game is one of seven basketball games in the Special Olympics Unified Rivalry Series happening this season. Other Unified Rivalry games include University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University, Central Michigan University vs. Western Michigan University, Calvin College vs. Hope College, University of Alabama vs. Auburn University, Tulane vs. University of New Orleans and Duke vs. University of North Carolina.

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The game takes place this Saturday, December 10 at the Bradley Center after the UW-Madison and Marquette game. Nearly 30 students will team up with athletes to form unified teams representing each university.

Back your favorite school by cheering them on during our LIVE Facebook feed. Like our Special Olympics Wisconsin Facebook page and immediately following the UW and Marquette game we will air the rivalry game live!

About Unified Sports

Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition e

xperiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. 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 for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

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