Olé! The San Jose Earthquakes have partnered with Special Olympics Northern California for a Unified Soccer Match against a Unified team from Southern California representing the LA Galaxy directly after the pro teams face off on Saturday, May 27, at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.
The Quakes Special Olympics Unified Team consists of 23 players, ages 16-25, both with and without intellectual disabilities that will compete in a first team experience. Partnering with Special Olympics Northern California, the Unified Game aims to provide athletes of all ability levels the chance to play and be part of a team while learning skills such as being a good teammate, winning with grace and encouraging others to carry positivity into their everyday lives.
The Unified Team will arrive at Avaya Stadium on May 27 and will watch the Quakes take on the Galaxy. After the final whistle, the Unified Team will change into their gear, sporting the official 2017 Quakes black jersey. Kickoff is scheduled for 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first match.
The Quakes Unified Team will also travel to Los Angeles later this year to take on LA Galaxy Unified Team for the second leg of the matchup. The match will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the StubHub Center in conjunction with the Quakes game against LA.
The complete Quakes Unified Team roster is available here.
Click below and use the code “unified” for the Special Olympics friends and family rate on tickets for the game. We hope to see you there!