Unidos Special Olympic Games bring student athletes of all capabilities to Burges

More than 700 athletes from throughout the El Paso Independent School District participated in the Unidos Special Olympic Games Thursday at Burges High School.

For the first time, the games included an event that brought together teams of students with and without disabilities.

“EPISD students in the middle- and high-school levels participated in an event called the Unified Relay,” EPISD officials shared. “[it’s] a race that brings together one student with a disability with a peer without one to compete as a team.”

Athletes from elementary, middle and high schools competed in different track and field competitions as well as other fun activities, all with the intent of providing students with the opportunity to engage in sporting events.

The games provide students the chance to engage in more inclusive sporting events and show unity as a student body.

Check out the EPISD Photo Gallery for more great shots from photographer Leonel Monroy