The 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, MLS WORKS, ESPN and Special Olympics are collaborating to leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance, by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports.
On Tuesday, August 5, MLS WORKS and ESPN will host a Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match between Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Germany, to coincide with the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Stars taking on German Bundesliga club, FC Bayern Munich.The two teams will play a 7-v-7 match at 4 pm CT on the Providence Park game field (Portland, OR).
This is the first time Special Olympics Unified Sports has been featured during MLS All-star and the first time a Special Olympics team from outside the U.S. has participated. The SONA/US team is comprised of athletes from Oregon and Washington state. ESPN, global presenting sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports, is scheduled to feature highlights from the match during the MLS All-star Game Pre-Game special broadcast on Wednesday, August 6 on ESPN2, beginning at 8:30 (CT). Click here for more information.
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