250 News - Your News, Your Views, Now

October 28, 2017 6:03 am

Special Olympians and Timberwolves …A Slam Dunk Combo

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 3:45 AM

Prince George, B.C. – There will be some special fans in the stands at tonight’s  UNBC Timberwolves basketball game at the Northern Sports Centre.

Special Olympics athletes will be cheering on the UNBC teams,  and the Special Olympics basketball team will play  during half time of the men’s game.

The Timberwolves will be  wearing Special Olympic red laces in their court shoes to show they are  fans of the Special Olympics and support  the  Special Olympic Athletes. The laces are symbolic of people walking side by side, tied by a common thread of respect and  inclusion.

Fans  attending the games can get more information on the Special Olympics by  visiting a special information booth  in the foyer of the Northern Sports Centre.

Special Olympics is a  world wide organization that provides opportunity for those with intellectual challenges to enrich their lives through positive sport experiences.  In Prince George there are 120 Special Olympic athletes who take part in 13 different sports.  Worldwide, there are more than 4.4 million Special Olympians in 170 countries.


Comments for this article are closed.