Special Olympics Area 4, serving the counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie, will host their annual basketball tournament at Baylor School on Friday.
Twelve teams, including youth and adults, from a variety of organizations, including YFD, will be participating. The opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. and games continue until 1 p.m. They will be held in the Baylor School Field House at 171 Baylor School Road.
The Special Olympics serve individuals with intellectual disabilities across the world with sports training and competition.
Area 4, under the direction of Judy Rodgers, provides an opportunity to 1,100 athletes in a variety of sporting events including, bowling, basketball, equestrian, bocce, track and field and swimming competitions throughout the region. The city of Chattanooga’s Department of Youth & Family Development supports three basketball teams through its Therapeutic Recreation Program.
Special Olympics basketball