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The Special Olympics Basketball Jamboree, which took place on January 29 at the Yarnall Athletic Center, included seven local teams from the towns of Groton, Griswold and Saybrook. Nearly 60 SOCT athletes took part in the fun, with ages ranging from 13 to adult.Members of the Mitchell Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) created the event as an interactive way for Special Olympics athletes to showcase their abilities while joining forces with student-athletes from Mitchell College. Over 100 student-athletes from Mitchell’s 12 varsity programs participated in the event.

The jamboree, which consisted of 10-minute, 5-on-5 games played in round robin format, highlighted the competitive spirit of the athletes. The seven Special Olympics teams, along with one team of Mitchell student-athletes, competed in three games each. Each Special Olympics team also had five Mitchell “recruits” for the evening who played and competed alongside them.

To read more about the Jamboree, see our previous article.