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May 13, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

League teaches students life-changing lessons

By WAVE 3 News: by Connie Leonard

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Some high school students are showing maturity beyond their years thanks to a new sports program. With the support of the UPS Foundation, some local students with disabilities and some without took part in the inaugural Unified Basketball League, a joint effort between Jefferson County Public Schools and Special Olympics Kentucky. The students have been forming teams and friendships that go far beyond the court... Students with intellectual disabilities teamed with other students, who have the most to gain. "It's life changing for them," said Butler teacher Dawn Foley, "Working with these kids and seeing what they can do and not focusing on what they can't do has really opened a lot of eyes."

About WAVE 3 News: by Connie Leonard: Connie is an Emmy winning sports reporter with Kentucky’s WAVE 3 News.

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