People of UCCS: Matthew Williams

“We took every opportunity to stop and talk about the importance of being together, learning how to cope with day-to-day life skills, and trials and tribulations.”

The Unified Champion City Schools (UCCS) initiative is a targeted program bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities in urban school districts with the highest need. In People of UCCS, we spotlight exceptional individuals at the forefront of these programs.

Matthew Williams is the Community Impact Manager for the Detroit Tigers. Matthew is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. When Special Olympics reached out about a Unified basketball partnership, Matthew and his fraternity jumped at the opportunity.

The partnership extends beyond sports: Matthew and his fraternity members have become mentors and role models to athletes in Detroit.