Men's Basketball Hosts Clinic For Special Olympics

Over 70 kids got the chance to play basketball in Bartow Arena on Tuesday

Jan. 15, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB men’s basketball team welcomed eight groups of middle school and high school kids associated with the Special Olympics of Alabama to Bartow Arena on Tuesday morning.

Inside Bartow Arena, first year head coach Jerod Haase and his staff and student-athletes worked on a number of basketball related skills and drills along with playing a few games with the children.

“It’s one of those things where it’s truly a win-win situation,” Haase said.  “The special Olympians had a good time and truly enjoyed their day and for our guys, it’s a time to give to the community and also to understand the big picture.”

Special Olympics of Alabama empowers people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop their skills through year-round sports training and competition.

The schools that took participated in the basketball clinic included:
• Center Point High School
• Clay Chalkville Middle School
• Hueytown High School
• McAdory High School
• Pinson Valley High School
• Pleasant Grove High School
• Pleasant Grove Middle School
• Shades Valley Tech