0 Comments for this article

Tags: , ,

New Hanover County Special Olympics held its annual Basketball Skills day (Photo: Madison Morgan/ WWAY).
New Hanover County Special Olympics held its annual Basketball Skills day (Photo: Madison Morgan/ WWAY).

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Special Olympics hosted their basketball skills day at UNCW today.

300 athletes practiced dribbling, shooting, passing and even played some 3 on 3 games.

The athletes train year-round in various sports to compete in the local, regional and state-level events. Athlete Saquoia Goodwin said the number one rule is to have fun.

“They have to have fun and really enjoy themselves because they know that it’s really awesome to be in here, and it’s fun to have fun and just work on the basketball skills because they know what they have.”

New Hanover County Special Olympics is gearing up for their annual spring games that will take place at the end of April.

Comment on this Story

Related News

Rowland Martin UNCW
13 hours ago
0 Comments for this article
National Host Rowland Martin to Speak at UNCW MLK Event
Read More»
4,808 basketball fans saw UNCW defeat Hofstra on January 14, 2017. Photo Rodney Williams
2 days ago
0 Comments for this article
Seahawks win sixth straight, stay perfect in CAA
Read More»
Taylor Yakowenko (Photo: Alex Padilla/WWAY)
4 days ago
1 Comments for this article
WWAY says goodbye to Taylor Yakowenko
Read More»