Special Olympics to offer basketball skills day

By: Staff report

ELIZABETHTOWN — Special Olympics Bladen County will be hosting its first basketball clinic on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dublin First Baptist Church.

Participating athletes will learn and enhance skills like dribbling, running, passing, shooting, and jumping.

Athletes and those interested in volunteering for this event can register with Co- Coordinator Shayla Yancey at bladen@sonc.net or by calling 910-991-6408. The deadline for registration is Saturday, July 22.

Special Olympics Bladen County is an accredited subprogram of Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc., offering year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the many coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and other supporters involved in Special Olympics. More than 100 athletes participate in Special Olympics in Bladen County.

Monetary donations, sponsorships and in-kind donations of goods (supplies, snacks, etc) and/or services provide our local program with the support needed to hold various events throughout the year. Each donation will help us reach one more athlete, so that they too may enjoy the wonderful gifts of opportunity, inclusion, health, achievement and joy through Special Olympics.

All donations will help fund athletic uniforms, awards, sports training and competition facilities, coaches’ education, transportation and much more. No athlete or family is ever asked to pay a fee of any kind to participate in Special Olympics. Donations received helps carry the flame of hope for participating athletes.


Staff report