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Special Olympics Basketball Registration Closes Dec. 1

Special Olympics Basketball Registration Closes Dec. 1

Eligible students can now register for Lakota's Special Olympics basketball. The deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 1. 

Basketball will be held at Hopewell Early Childhood School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and exact times for each team will depend on the number of athletes and teams. The program will run from Dec. 5 to the end of February. We are looking for coaches to coach our teams and volunteers to help us. If you are interested, please contact Madison Stone at

To participate, athletes must be at least eight years old. They must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: 

  • Intellectual disability;
  • Cognitive delay as measured by formal assessment; or
  • Significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction.

All athletes must have a current medical form completed before practice begins. Visit the Butler County Special Olympics sign-up page to register and for more information about the available programs and registration timing for each sport.

The mission of Lakota's Special Olympics program is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (eight years and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities. The program gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

  • special education