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By David Pan 

Unified teams hit the court for annual hoops game

 

Kamiak’s Andrew Bishop (left) celebrates scoring a basket with teammate Kara Toves during the Feb. 26 game at Kamiak High School.

The third annual Unified Basketball game between Kamiak and Mariner featured fast break lay-ups, 3-point shots and tough defense.

But most importantly, a good time was had by all – players, coaches, fans – at the Tuesday, Feb. 26 event at Kamiak High School.

In Unified Basketball, Special Olympics athletes or students with special needs are paired up with Unified Partners or student peers. Each Unified Basketball team consists of three Special Olympics athletes and two partners.

Kamiak’s Kurt Hardy joined the Unified team this season after helping to manage the boys basketball team l...



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