Special Olympics Basketball

In the Spring of 2012, the Be The Best Sport program became sanctioned as a Special Olympics Training Center and put together a group of seven boys to compete in tournaments as well as skill competitions held throughout the Spring. Be The Best Sport was a great success this spring and we would like to thank all of the athletes that participated in the program. We would also like to congratulate our boys basketball team for winning 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals in their first skills competition. Julie Corzo, a mother of two athletes in the soccer and basketball programs, said that “for me, the program started out as a way to learn some playground skills and has become for some of these boys, a place to belong. They’re learning to work together and it’s giving them confidence.” The pilot basketball program this spring was a great success and we are looking to expand the training program and enter more teams into competition next spring. We are extremely excited for the future of both programs and can’t wait until we begin another session next fall.