Metro students team up with Special Olympics to fight bullying

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Metro middle and high school students partnered with Special Olympics athletes this morning to team up against bullying.

Kids from nearly 30 schools made up more than a dozen basketball teams, each made up of half Special Olympics students, the other half their student peers. The Unified Sports program takes aim at discrimination and lets everyone have a chance to dribble, pass, and score.

Chris Martin is a Unified basketball coach. He said, "To see the kids come together, not only athletes, but the partners, come together is so awesome."

Adam Leligdon said is a partner student. He said, "It might take them five or six seven times but we keep giving them the rebound, giving them the ball, it's really fun to see them and everyone else being really excited when they finally make one."

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools partnered with Special Olympics Kansas for the event. Sumner Academy hosted the games.