Special Olympians Take on Beatrice Police, in Saturday Basketball

BEATRICE – Special Olympics youth will tip-off, against Beatrice Police officers this Saturday, at the BHS O-Zone gym.

This is the third annual event, which started out as a scrimmage for the Special Olympics team, as they prepared for their season.

Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang says its’ a fun experience for the Special Olympians and police officers.  About a dozen police officers will be playing.  Lang says several more Special Olympics kids will be participating this year, with three halftime periods of play.  Special Olympians plan to wear their B-Strong Cook T-shirts, in honor of KWBE Sports Director Bryan Cook, who is undertaking his rehabilitation from a serious medical condition.

:05                  “really good time”

Lang says the best thing about the event is providing time in the spotlight for parents and their children who are Special Olympians.

:35                  “as they perform”

Activities at the BHS O-Zone on Saturday start with a flag-raising and the National Anthem at 5 p.m, with tip-off at 6 p.m.

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