The demonstration opportunity follows a partnership agreement signed between Special Olympics and the International School Sport Federation, organisers of the Championship.
For the first time, a Special Olympics Unified Basketball demonstration will take place at the 2015 Basketball School World Championship in Limoges, France from April 18 to 24.View Story ▼For the first time, a Special Olympics Unified Basketball demonstration will take place at the 2015 Basketball School World Championship in Limoges, France from April 18 to 24.
Two Special Olympics France Unified Basketball teams will be involved with young players training from 15 to 18 from a high school and special needs institution who have been training together since October 2014.
“I made new friends and we share together very good moments” says Christopher, 18. Alexis, aged 15 and playing basketball since 2010, says: “We have learnt respect”. For Maxime, 15 years old, she now has “a new mind set, a more interesting way of playing.”
Coach Eric Noireaud commends the athletes for their team spirit “During their training sessions, athletes and partners have got to know each other. They have developed a mutual friendship. They have learnt to play together and respect their differences”.
About Sabine Menke:I am responsible for Unified Sports and Youth Activation in Europe Eurasia.View less ▲