Basketball is one of the top sports at Special Olympics. Players take up the sport at all ages and at all abilities. From young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the strategies to play challenging ball.
It's also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It's a learning experience that's also a lot of fun. In this year’s NBA CARES Unified Basketball clinic Special Olympics South Africa athletes and partners had the privilege of being a part of this exciting event.
The Special Olympics South Africa athletes, also had the chance to showcase their skills as well as have fun in the process. An even more memorable part for our athletes was when they were invited to come experience the NBA Africa Basketball game on the 5th of August 2017 at the Dome.