Unified Sports Club
The Rider University Unified Sports Club is a recreational club where Rider students (Unified Partners) and Special Olympics Athletes come together to play on the same team in a variety of sports. The goal of the Rider Unified Sports club is to promote friendship and inclusion through sports while still keeping a competitive atmosphere. Currently, the club hosts Unified Soccer in the fall and Unified Basketball in the spring. Each league consists of 5-6 weeks of play on either Saturday or Sunday and teams are decided after an “Assessment Day” in which partners and athletes participate in a variety of drills to determine the best fit for each team. If a club member is highly skilled in a sport he/she may be asked to serve as an official or a coach for a team. Other members may choose to help keep score, organize game day operations, or simply come out to support the group. Some members participate in other Unified events off campus such as Bowling and Volleyball.