Athletes with disabilities learn teamwork during basketball camp

11/13/2012 | Augusta Chronicle (Ga.), The

More than 150 athletes with disabilities began training in August and September to compete in the Basketball Skills Camp, a Special Olympics event, held earlier this month in Augusta, Ga. With the help of volunteers, the athletes divided into teams of five and competed in making spot shots, target tosses and speed dribbles. "It teaches them team skills, how to be competitive, teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship for sure, but it gives them something to look forward to," event coordinator Kristy Olive said.

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