What is the Unity Games?


The Unity Games are a combination of basketball games mixed with youth activities that help promote respect and tolerance among the youth of our community. All participants will be assigned to an interracial team by the Sports Committee.


  • Improve community relationships among the youth in our communities.
  • Build a better understanding of one another
  • Make friendships!

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What happens at the games?

  • Basketball games throughout the day. CYO and High School Referees for all games, plus clinics and contests. Free team uniforms and pens for all participants.
  • Educational workshops
  • Activities throughout the day: Celebrity guest speakers, game room, DJ’s, arts & crafts.
  • Meals — Full breakfast & lunch on March 16th & 17th! Plus snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

Who can attend?

7th and 8th grade boys and girls, who enjoy basketball and want an exciting experience.


Absolutely FREE! In addition, all participants will receive free giveaways! (Free busing is available if needed)

Supported by JCC, YMCA, CYO

12th annual Unity Games
March 15-16, 2014

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    The Unity Games meant being together with other people from different neighborhoods, races and cultures to play the same game.

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2014 Unity Games press release

The twelfth annual Unity Games will take place on March 15 and 16, 2014. This year, 400 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are expected to participate. The Susan Wagner High School in Staten …

What the Unity Games have meant to me

2013 Unity Games winning essay by Kristen Nestel

Part of the Unity Games is an essay contest where participants are asked to describe what the Unity Games has meant to them in 100 words or less. The 2013 winner is Kirsten Nestel and …

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