Calvin College, Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Hosts Clinic for Special Olympics Athletes

Calvin College, Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Hosts Clinic for Special Olympics Athletes

From Special Olympics Michigan

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Calvin College will host a clinic for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) athletes competing in basketball Thursday, March 16. The clinic is part of the Division III Women's Basketball Championship events on the campus of Calvin College this week.

Around 45 SOMI basketball athletes are expected to attend this year. Members of the championship teams will work with athletes and coach them during games throughout the day. In addition to the clinic, athletes will attend each championship game to hand out awards to the competing teams.

The clinics will be split into two sessions at the Calvin College's Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex; one in the morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second during the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The morning session will comprise athletes from Forest Hills and Kenowa Hills Schools. The afternoon sessions will include athletes from Sparta Schools and the Area 11 KEC Blazers. The general schedule for the event is as follows:

9:00 am – Basketball Clinic with Final Four Team #1 (Forest Hills/Kenowa Hills Schools)

9:30 am – Game with Final Four Team #1 (Forest Hills vs. Kenowa Hills Schools)

10:15 am – Break

10:45 am – Basketball Clinic with Final Four Team #2 (Forest Hills/Kenowa Hills Schools)

11:15 am – Game with Final Four Team #2 (Forest Hills vs. Kenowa Hills Schools)

12:00 pm – Session 1 Ends 12:10 pm – Refreshments in Fieldhouse Lobby

12:30 pm – Basketball Clinic with Final Four Team #3 (Sparta Schools/Area 11 KEC Blazers)

1:00 pm – Game with Final Four Team #3 (Sparta Schools vs. Area 11 KEC Blazers)

1:45 pm – Break 2:15 pm – Basketball Clinic with Final Four Team #4 (Sparta Schools/Area 11 KEC Blazers)

2:45 pm – Game with Final Four Team #4 (Sparta Schools vs. Area 11 KEC Blazers)

3:30 pm – Session 2 Ends

3:40 pm – Refreshments/Pick-up

About Special Olympics Michigan Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for 23,317 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes build physical fitness, develop self-confidence and prepare for participation in society.

SOMI is a non-profit organization supported almost entirely by corporate and individual gifts. The generosity of Michigan organizations, individuals and statewide businesses enable the program to continue.