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April 22, 2014 | North America: Nevada

Unified Basketball Breaks Down Barriers in Vegas

By Anna Oleson-Wheeler

Getting to know your team, running drills to improve your fundamentals, scrimmaging against your teammates, practicing every week, and finally showing off these skills in an official game. This process is quite familiar to any member of a varsity sports team, and most recently to many special education students in Clark County. Since January, students at Clark County middle and high schools – those receiving special education services and the general education students alike – have been playing basketball together through the Schools Partnership Program. They got to showcase their skills and hard work at a pair of Unified basketball tournaments. To see how this Unified competition went, please visit the link below.

About Anna Oleson-Wheeler: Anna Oleson-Wheeler works in marketing for Special Olympics Nevada.

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