Unified basketball remains to be a slam dunk

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With a lot that appears to divide individuals lately, it’s heartwarming to see unified basketball proceed to develop and convey younger athletes collectively throughout the state. Aroostook County gained its second unified crew in January with Presque Isle becoming a member of the pattern.

If you wish to give us a flagrant foul for extreme sappiness, go forward. We nonetheless assume this mixed effort, which connects gamers with and with out developmental disabilities and is led by the Maine Principals’ Affiliation and Particular Olympics Maine, is an excellent show of togetherness and sportsmanship that ought to frequently be celebrated. And we’re not alone.

“Should you discuss to many ADs it’s the most effective factor we do,” Maine Principals’ Affiliation Assistant Govt Director Mike Bisson advised the Bangor Every day Information final yr after a pair seasons of COVID-19 suspension and curtailment. “It’s thrilling to have this again and see the grins and pleasure round Unified basketball. I don’t care who you’re, if you go away the fitness center after a Unified basketball recreation you’re often feeling fairly good about life.”