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Broadneck among leaders in statewide expansion of unified sports
Broadneck among leaders in statewide expansion of unified sports

Chris Patterson stood between two bocce courts during practice at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, shouting encouragement to his teammates. "Bend your knees!" the junior yelled to one player whose throw fell too short. Patterson is a team captain of Broadneck's unified bocce team. Six years ago, he wouldn't even have been able to play. Patterson is one of thousands of disabled students across Maryland who are playing high school sports through unified or allied sports teams, which are composed of both students with disabilities and those without. The unified sports scene in Maryland has grown sharply in recent years, according to data from the National...

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