Luke Nichols

A Unified Basketball team was born, and it was fantastic

As proud parents of one of the team members on the new Brattleboro Unified Basketball team, we send out a hearty list of thank yous:

Thank you for the great collaboration of the Vermont Principals' Association and Special Olympics, taking up the baton of inclusion and acceptance of high-school students with disabilities' participation in statewide athletics programs.

Vermont's first Interscholastic Unified Sports Basketball League is an amazing accomplishment! The message that these students are valued and worthwhile members of our community comes through loud and clear.

Thank you to the Brattleboro school administration and to Chris Sawyer, Brattleboro Union High School athletic director. All were willing to try this pilot program, investing resources and stepping up to the plate to organize the games and practices. To see Unified Basketball included and spoken to so beautifully on the BUHS athletics website was incredibly moving to us.

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