Many Unified Sports events took place around UAE leading up to MENA Games. Sports ambassadors such as UAE NBA star Butti, In-Kyung Kimorean Korean golfer, Allyson Felix a champion sprinter and many more played alongside people with Intellectual Disability giving the chance to be part of social inclusion. About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way.
Special Olympics International at the 2017 NBA Allstar Weekend in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, February 18, 2017. (Ben Solomon/Special Olympics)