ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - This week on the podcast, KTUU’s Patrick Enslow sits down with Adam Ahonen, Rivers Rogers, Jordan Sticka and Emma Broyles of the Service Partners Club. They discuss the upcoming unified soccer game on Tuesday against West.
The Cougars were recently recognized as one of the top 30 schools across the nation for their Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Recognition Program. Unified Sports is an inclusive sports program that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition.
What is the KTUU Sports Podcast
Each week the KTUU Sports Department will sit down and talk sports from a different perspective than you're used to seeing on television. The goal of the podcast is to go more in-depth with the subjects they are interviewing, rather than the quick soundbite you might hear on TV.
KTUU Sports Podcast notes
:00-:30 - Introduction
1:00 - Emma Broyles discusses the school’s first unified soccer game.
3:03 - Adam Ahonen talks about how the unified soccer game came about.
3:24 - Why unified sports are important.
5:20 - Service recognition as one of the top unified schools in the nation.
6:20 - How Service Partners club has been able to grow unified sports within their school.
7:15 - Unified sports are a catalyst for building relationships between students with and without intellectual disabilities.
9:45 - What they’d like to see for the future of Service partners club and partners clubs around the state.
10:57 - They give score predictions for Tuesday's soccer game.
11:00 - Jordan Sticka shares why she thinks Service will win, and how many goals she expects to score.
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