Special Olympics Delaware and the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association will host the DIAA/SODE Unified Basketball Showcase — Shooting Toward Acceptance on Feb. 23 at Middletown High School, 120 Silver Lake Road.
Six teams will wrap up the regular pilot season of Unified basketball by competing in three games. Caesar Rodney and Newark Charter tip off at 4 p.m.; Cape Henlopen and McKean will play at 5:30 p.m. Appoquinimink and Middletown square off in the 7 p.m. nightcap.
The partnership between the DIAA and SODE, which also includes the official Unified sports of flag football and track and field, brings together high school students with and without disabilities. Twelve teams competed during the Unified flag football season this past fall, and 18 schools are slated to compete in Unified track and field this spring.
The pilot season tipped off with all six teams playing in nationally recognized holiday tournaments in Delaware. McKean and Newark Charter competed at the Diamond State Classic in Wilmington, while the other four schools participated in the Slam Dunk to the Beach in Lewes. The six teams played several games during January and February leading up to the Unified Basketball Showcase.
The three games will be streamed live by 302Sports, which is donating the cost of the production and broadcast. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
For more, visit sode.org.