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Sweet Home School District Champions Team Spirit with New Unified Basketball Program

The Huskies Unified basketball team played their first game at Newport Jan. 15. They lost to the Newport Cubs 26-20. But that wasn't the story. The story was the parents in the stands, erupting with emotion. One parent in the crowd said, "You could really feel how much the kids loved it. It felt like my son was finally a part of something."

Unified basketball is a subsection of Unified Sports, which is a division of the Special Olympics. Its purpose is to bring those with and without intellectual disabilities together and to create a fun and safe environment. Unified basketball pushes the b...

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