County Special Olympics basketball tournament Thursday
By Gary Lloyd
The Jefferson County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament will be Thursday at Birmingham-Southern College.
The tournament will last from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the opening ceremony at the Striplin Center at 9:30 a.m.
Special Olympic athletes from Jefferson County, Bessemer, Trussville and Mountain Brook schools will compete in the tournament.
Approximately 300 students with disabilities will participate in individual skills competitions or in actual basketball tournament play. Winners of each division will be eligible to play in the State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament in Montgomery.
This is the sixth year that Birmingham-Southern has hosted the event.
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