Kennedy to receive Doug Fulton Unified Champion School Kindness Award

(Courtesy of DPS)

Kennedy High School is set to be honored this week for its work with Unified Sports.

The school will be recognized at the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame Luncheon this Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in Denver with the Doug Fulton Unified Champion School Kindness Award.

Kennedy recently started its seventh year as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The school offers Unified Sports teams for soccer, flag football, bowling and cheerleading.

"The entire school supports a unified model which allows students with and without disabilities to come together and share the importance of inclusion in sport," according to a release from Denver Public Schools.

The program was started by athletic director Chris Enzminger, Terry Bredehoft, Cami Jensen, Melissa Klomp and Tom Lynch.