Men's Basketball To Host Special Olympics Clinic

Jan. 14, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – After battling the Buffaloes in Colorado Saturday, the Kansas men’s basketball team will host the 2005 Wilt Chamberlain Special Olympics Clinic Sunday (Jan. 16) from 1-3 p.m. at Allen Fieldhouse.

Over 100 athletes from Special Olympics Kansas will join the Jayhawks in the clinic. The athletes will go through a series of drills (lay-ups, passing, etc.) before scrimmaging with the Jayhawks.

Special Olympics is an international year-round program of sports training, education and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics’ mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.