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Special Olympics Practice with Brevard College

BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College mens and womens basketball teams continued their tradition of practicing with athletes from the Transylvania County Special Olympics in Boshamer Gymnasium on Monday evening.

Weve been doing this for four or five years now, said womens basketball head coach Shannon Reid. Its an awesome experience, and something we look forward to every season.

The annual event allows Brevard College basketball players to work with Transylvania County Special Olympians on their basketball skills, including dribbling, passing and shooting.

Were all members of this community, were like one big family, added Reid. The Olympians are at a lot of our games supporting us, so its great to be able to return the favor.

During the practice, the Olympians participated in individual and group drills, and also scrimmaged against the Tornados in three-on-three games.

Our student-athletes really enjoy this because they can see the excitement on the faces of the Olympians, said head mens basketball coach Lee Burgess. Its a win-win for everyone involved.


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