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The University will be holding a campus-wide kick-off on Wednesday, January 31 from 11am-1pm at the UTPB Gym.

UT Permian Basin is thrilled to announce that we are officially a part of the Special Olympics Texas!

The Special Olympics is a year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This program gives them the opportunity to experience physical fitness, develop skills, and friendships with other athletes and the community.

The University will be holding a campus-wide kick-off on Wednesday, January 31 from 11am-1pm at the UTPB Gym. Staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend to learn more about how they can get involved. Students can also join newly created UTPB Special Olympics Student Organization!

Special Olympic athletes and their families are invited to join us for our community kick-off on Saturday, February 17. Join us for both our women’s and men’s games followed by a basketball clinic and dance!

Interested in volunteering, coaching, or playing a unified sport?

Please complete the Become a volunteer form.

Enter "The University of Texas Permian Basin" as your team - make sure to include "The" and it will pop up in the list.
Once they receive your form, you will receive an e-mail letting you know the next steps. We need everyone who will help with the UTPB Special Olympics Community Kickoff on February 17th to complete the "Become a Volunteer" process prior to the kickoff.

Please share with your students and/or your athletes so that they can go ahead and complete this process.

Coaching a Special Olympics Team.

Please complete the Become a Coach form. More information is available at the following links as well as a Basketball Coach example to follow.

Play a unified sport with Special Olympics Athletes.

Please complete the Unified Sports and the Unified Sports Training forms.

When you sign in and create a password, you will need to search "Unified”, and the module will come up. 

With each course or training, the certificate of completion will need to be forwarded to J'Nette Thorne at and Darlene Gilbert at so that they can upload to the official system.

For any questions regarding filling out forms, contact J’Nette Thorne at

Hope to see everyone there and Falcons Up!