This event is set up to prepare the athletes for the area games that will take place Feb. 24-25 in Allen. Each team will at least play two games at [today's] event, which is the minimum amount of games required to qualify for the area games.
People who haven't experienced Special Olympics before don't know what kids who are disabled can do. They just get out there and they have such a great time. It's so great to see the smiles on their faces. Being out there makes them feel so free.
Some of these kids are very skilled; we try to bring in all levels so that everybody can take a part. Everybody is happy to be there, but mostly the athletes. They look forward to the competition, putting on the uniform and being out there.
What is great for these kids is that not only are they out there playing the game and passing the ball, but there is nothing more exciting than everybody cheering for them when they make a pass or a basket.