Unified Champion Club Coordinator
All participants must meet with Program Coordinator before entering the program.
Community Means Everyone!
The AYCC Unified Champion Program promotes social inclusion using sports and clubs as the foundation to create climates of acceptance. Members with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in, and feel a part of, all activities, opportunities and functions.
Volunteers/Partners are the backbone of this program. By implementing inclusive sports, youth leadership opportunities, and whole facility engagement, the Unified Champion Program will create meaningful change in creating a socially inclusive community that supports and engages all learners.
Links & More Info
Become a Unified Athlete
Become a Unified Partner
Interested in learning more about how to start a Unified Champion Clubs program in your community? Contact Sawyer Boulette
Special Olympics Maine,
Director of Unified Champions Clubs
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See calendar for details
Jan 27 - Special Olympics Get Together
Jan 31 - UCC @ Thomas College
Feb 3-5 - Maine Pond Hockey Classic
Feb 10 - A Night to Shine
Mar 11 - St. Paddy's Day Plunge
Mar 18 - Lucky 7K Race & 1K Dash
@ AYCC Dance Studio
Begins Jan 4
Cheer will be held at the dance studio in the AYCC (first floor, to the right of the Wellness Window). Cheer team can expect to practice once a week and then preform at Unified Basketball games. This is a commitment, so please sign up only if you are willing to be available for practices and basketball game days. If you are interested, please sign up here: Unified Champions Club: Cheer Team (signupgenius.com
@ AYCC Gym 2
Begins Jan 2
Players will run through passing, shooting, dribbling, defending, and teamwork drills to help sharpen their skills. Coaches are encouraged to come work with their team. There will be practice plans to use if coaches are able to attend.
@ AYCC Therapy Pool
Tim Shriver, PhD
Chairman Special Olympics International
“The mission of the AYCC is laudable. But the vision to create a culture of inclusiveness and acceptance … is groundbreaking. AYCC will be the first club of its kind in the country. We hope to see it replicated broadly because it represents a model for the way every school, every club and every community could be – places of welcome, safety, and mutual respect -- and filled with the joy of togetherness.”
Susan Scacchi, the Executive Director of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation (MMCF), was searching for an avenue to spread the Mason’s culture of volunteering and community building across Maine in an impactful way when she came to the AYCC for a visit. Kismet! The MMCF Trustees funded the first two years of the Unified Champions Club at the AYCC with a generous gift of $100,000. MMCF Grand Master, Mark Rustin, explained, "The Masons are builders, building lives with the purpose of building communities."