BELMONT — On Saturday, January 10, the first ever Lakes Region Unified Basketball Tournament will be played at Belmont High School.
Unified sports bring people together with and without intellectual disabilities on the same sports teams to compete. According to Cassie Contigiani, BHS senior and organizer of the tournament, teams from five area schools have been invited to participate. The event was organized as part of Cassie's senior project. Her goal is to offer a tournament experience for all of our new athletes at Belmont High School in their inaugural year of unified basketball. Regular season for the Lakes Region unified teams starts the following week, so this tournament will provide a pre-season look at the competition.
Tournament games will begin at 9 a.m. with each team playing in two games to determine the teams advancing to the final round. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Admission fees, as well as funds raised from raffles and food concessions, will be donated to the Special Olympics.
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