As a dominant sport in the Tar Heel State, it should come as no surprise that basketball is also a mainstay in the Special Olympics North Carolina program. Players take up basketball at all ages and at all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the strategies to play challenging ball.
Did you know?
- 1991 was a busy year for Special Olympics North Carolina basketball. Ken Bryant, a Basketball Sport Development Team member was selected to be an official for the 1991 International Summer Special Olympics Games in Minneapolis, MN.
- 1991 was also the year that the program director Patton McDowell chaired the International Summer Special Olympics Games Men’s Basketball Tournament screening committee in Minneapolis.
- Ninety-five local programs currently compete in basketball in North Carolina.