WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Athletes from Midwestern State University and the Texas Special Olympics teamed up on the soccer field this evening to practice..It's all part of the Unified Sports League's 2017 soccer season where college students and Special Olympic athletes are paired up to play and compete together.
The first practice was held at MSU this evening..The goal of the Unified Sports program is to get college athletes involved off the field and also encourages Special Olympic athletes to play new sports..MSU senior Carolyn Sims is volunteering for the second straight year.
"You get to know the kids. You get to cheer them on and it makes you realize that the small world problems we have day to day don't matter when you get to come out here and spend time with them," said Sims.
This is the second year of the partnership between Midwestern and the Special Olympics..The university already has plans to add more sports throughout the school year. Games will be held for the next three weeks on Wednesday from 5-7 PM at the MSU soccer intramural fields..