Commack High School Varsity Unified Basketball vs. Port Jefferson
Caught the final unified basketball game of the season on Tuesday. This was an education for me because I didn’t even know what unified basketball was.
The short answer is that Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. Unified basketball is one of the official unified Special Olympics sports. Players from our girls varsity basketball team made up part of Commack’s team. The rules are similar with some differences like shorter periods but, from a photography standpoint, it’s just like shooting a regular basketball game.
It was a lot of fun and I have to say that these kids are good; I wouldn’t want to play against them.
That’s it for today’s post. I’m still catching up on my edits. Next up - baseball quarterfinals.