IHSAA.org says, “Unified Sports® was first developed by Special Olympics as a means of providing a quality experience of sports training and competition in an inclusive environment that allows friendships to form. It is the vision of this joint IHSAA / Special Olympics Indiana (SOIN) sports project to allow high school students with and without intellectual disabilities to collectively represent their high school in an IHSAA sanctioned activity by participating together on a Unified Sports® team.”
Unified Student Athlete is a student who is receiving special education and related services pursuant to an individual education program based on a cognitive, developmental and/or intellectual disability.
Unified Student Partner is a student that meets the eligibility criteria outlined in General Eligibility rules 1-20, but is NOT identified by the school as a Unified Student Athlete.
Official Champions Together School
At the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year, DeKalb High School became an official Champions Together. They were recognized at their luncheon in June 2019.
Bocce (Lawn Bowling) - Intramural
Flag Football - IHSAA Sport
Basketball - Intramural
Bowling - Intramural
Track and Field - IHSAA Sport
Meet our Coaching Staff
- Ryan Baker - Flag Football, Basketball and Track
- Kelly Beakas - Bocce and Track
- LeaKay Fields - Bowling
- Carol Fike-Baker - Flag Football, Basketball, Bowling and Track
- Laura Akinson - Unified Cheer
- Doug Kelley - Flag Football
- Amy Weiler - Bocce and Track
Check out our other pages to learn more about the Unified Barons.
Want more information or have questions contact:
Carol Fike-Baker Unified Sports Coordinator [email protected] or 260-920-1012 ext 2134.