Originally Published The Nugget News January 19, 2016
Author Izaak Kanzig
A night of close games, great sportsmanship, and cheerful enthusiasm from the athletes and the players was exactly what Head Coach Josh Nordell intended when establishing Project Unify in Sisters.
Project Unify is a coalition of the students in the special education and life-skills classes at SistersHigh School and Sisters Middle School.
The Outlaws faced off against Sutherlin High School. The number of spectators was far beyond what both coaches and athletes expected.
Nordell plans to expand Project Unify events. Plans for soccer, softball, and golf in the upcoming seasons are underway. Looking into the future, Nordell hopes to emulate the growth that the Valley schools have had, where over 50 schools participate annually. He hopes to have an established league open to all institutions in the greater Bend area, also focusing on social events as well as athletics.
“I don’t think this will ever stop, I think we will expand on it and it will become bigger and bigger as time goes on,” he said.