Kansas Men's Basketball Hosts Special Olympians in Annual Wilt Chamberlain Clinic

Jan. 27, 2008

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Goals were lowered and more than 100 Special Olympians had the time of their lives as the University of Kansas men’s basketball team played host to the 24th Annual Wilt Chamberlain Basketball Clinic Sunday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse.

“Our players have a great time with this event and we look forward to it every year,” <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas head coach Bill Self said. “The more we work with these Special Olympians, the more you enjoy it and jump in head first. Our guys do a good job with this but it’s great to see the smiles on these faces when they make a shot or dunk or pass.”

The clinic is sponsored by former KU legend Wilt Chamberlain who left the money to fund the event in his estate. The Special Olympians came from all across the state of Kansas and the Kansas City metro area.

“Before Wilt passed, he wanted to sponsor and put his name on this event with Special Olympics,” Self said. “Thanks to him, there are a lot of happy faces here today.”