Episode 5: Unified Flag Football Rivalry

KatnNat Podcast interviews Boston Iacobazzi of Special Olympics Utah regarding the first annual USU vs BYU Unified Flag Football Rivalry Series. The USU Aggies hosted the BYU Cougars Unified team at Maverick Stadium on Friday, November 1, 2019. Boston talks about organizing a first event, what Unified Sports promotes in the community, and on what it means to be inclusive.

A highlights video of the match was played at half-time of the USU vs BYU college game on Saturday, November 2 to promote inclusion and unified sports programs at the college level.

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Boston’s dedication to the special needs community is apparent by his profound involvement in organizing events that bring disability and engagement to the forefront. Boston Iacobazzi has been involved in Unified Sports Programs since high school, where his experience as an aide in a Special Needs classroom inspired him to drive Unified Sports programs at his school. He was instrumental in the formation of the Real Salt Lake Unified Soccer team in 2016 through his outreach to Special Olympics Utah, Real Salt Lake and MLS Works. He currently attends Utah State University (hence all of the “Go Aggies!” shouts) where he is working towards a degree in Special Education, and performs School Outreach on behalf of Special Olympics Utah.

Article: Play Unified to LIVE Unified, by Boston Iacobazzi (medium.com)

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