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Williamsville Central School District expands unified sports program to include volleyball

The district currently has two Section VI modified teams: basketball and bowling.

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — The Williamsville Central School District is expanding its unified sports program.

Tuesday was the first game for the district's unified volleyball team. Williamsville already has two Section VI modified sports: basketball and bowling.

Coach Chuck Swierski told 2 On Your Side the program has been very successful and a lot of fun for everyone. 

"Everything's a celebration," Swierski said. "I had two players today that haven't got a serve in before, but they got serves in today and everyone reacted; not just our team, people in the stands, people from Cheektowaga. It's just that feel good thing. I say it all the time, but it's one of those things where you walk in in a good mood and you leave the gym in a great mood."

The program brings together students with and without intellectual disabilities. Team organizers hope to get volleyball recognized as a competitive unified sport soon.