Past Meetup

Cheering at Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

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The Special Olympics will be holding a basketball tournament at Colorado Mesa University. We are asking our members come ready to cheer their lungs out and ask that everyone bring large signs of general encouragement for the athletes. We also encourage you to wear your yellow volunteer shirts.

We have had a lot of fun cheering at previous Special Olympics events and the athletes love the support. Five basketball courts will be in use (2 in the Maverick Pavilion, 1 above the varsity court and 2 in the student center) and we'll likely need to split up our members to cheer accordingly. We plan to initially meet at the Recreation Center Gym. Plan on parking near the athletic fields. We are unable to provide a firm ending time due to the nature of the tournament and people are welcome to come and go as they need. Late arrivals are welcome for this event and can help us have sufficient numbers at the end of the event.

SCHEDULE: 8:00AM Athlete, Coach & Volunteer registration

Lobby of Rec Center

8:15 Opening Ceremonies-Rec Gym

8:30 Competition begins

11:30 Individual Skills Competition

11:30-1:00 Lunch break-teams will continue to play

Lunch will not be provided, please plan accordingly

Awards immediately following the final games of each Division