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HCCSC to host 8th Annual Special Olympics

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

Huntington County Schools Special Olympics will be hosting the 8th Annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, January 31. The tournament will take place at Riverview Middle School and the Horace Mann Education Center. The competition tips off at 8 a.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. Games continue throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 36 teams from nine Indiana counties. Over 300 Special Olympic athletes will be participating in 5 vs. 5 games, 3 vs. 3 half-court games and basketball skills events.

The Huntington County Schools 5 vs. 5 Vikings play the Howard County Senior Wildkats at 10:30 a.m. The Huntington County 3 vs. 3 Raiders and the 3 vs. 3 Cougars will each be playing exhibition games at 1 p.m. The Huntington County Thunders Masters team 5 vs. 5 goes against the Cass County Lions at 2:30 p.m. All of the Huntington County teams play in the Riverview gyms.

Other area teams participating include the Allen County Jaguars and Leopards, ARC/Easter Seals Raiders and six teams from Grant County. Teams from Cass County, DeKalb County, Howard County, Jay County, St. Joseph County and Steuben County will be traveling to the tournament.

Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Any questions, please contact Keith Hartley at (260) 410-1107.