Special Olympics Delaware has announced that their annual State Basketball Tournament takes place Saturday, March 18 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark with games scheduled throughout the day and into the evening in the main arena and both auxiliary gymnasiums. The opening ceremony takes place in the main arena at 2 p.m.
Thirty-one (31) teams from across the state are scheduled to compete in full-court and 3-on-3 half-court tournaments. A skills competition, which includes more than 20 athletes, is also offered as part of the event. More than 300 players and 70 coaches will be participating.
“Basketball is one of our most popular sports and we are excited to welcome 11 new teams to the event this year,” says Kyle Frazer, senior director of sports for Special Olympics. “With March Madness in full swing it’s now time for our athletes and teams to have their shining moments, and we’re excited to watch that unfold at the state’s premier basketball facility.”
Admission is free. To obtain schedule information for teams representing your coverage area, please contact Jon Buzby at jon.[email protected].
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