From the court to the classroom: Special Olympics Unified Sports League hosts first game

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From the court to the classroom: Special Olympics Unified Sports League hosts first game

Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

Annie Forsman

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On the court:

The new Special Olympics Unified Sports League held their first unified basketball game during Game Night on Jan. 29. According to Special Education teacher Katie Peter, the game was a success and the Special Olympics club is in the midst of planning for future unified sporting events.

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  • The redwood unified team enters the gym.

  • Junior Mike Cortesi runs to give teammate Danny Geitheim a high five.

  • Cortesi makes a successful shot.

  • Senior Blake Nollenberger and Ayars Lamar wait anxiously for the rebound.

  • Redwood teammate drives the ball towards the basket.

  • The ball zooms towards the basket.

  • The game ends with friendly high fives.

  • Redwood and Tam high five at the end of the game.

  • Katie Peter and several TA's pose for a winning photo.

  • The two unified teams join together for a group celebration.

  • Redwood outscores Tam, but every player was a winner.

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A glimpse inside room 116:

The Special Education class, located in room 116 was formed in 2008, according to Peter. The class consists of six students, three teachers, and several teacher assistants.

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