Special Olympics Delaware will hold a basketball skills competition statewide running from November 30 through December 14 at several high schools throughout the state including Sussex Tech, Caesar Rodney, William Penn, Smyrna and Middletown.

 

More than 1,200 Special Olympics Delaware athletes from schools at all levels across the state are set to take part in five Special Olympics Delaware Basketball Skills Competitions over the next three weeks, beginning November 30.

 

At the competitions, athletes either participate individually or team up with Unified Partners (peers without disabilities) to compete in different levels of dribbling, passing and shooting events.

 

High school students and staff members from each of the host schools will serve as volunteers at the events, most whom are involved in the school’s Special Olympics partnership club.

 

“It’s an exciting time of year for anyone playing basketball as local high school and college seFor asons get underway, and for our athletes it’s no different,” said Jon Buzby, spokesperson for Special Olympics Delaware. “These events are their state championship. It’s their opportunity to show off their basketball talents through skills events they’ve been practicing for the past several weeks. Our athletes look forward to creating their own shining moment.”

For more information, contact Jon Buzby - (302) 831-3484 or by e-mail at jbuzby@udel.edu