Logansport to Host 2018 Men’s Special Olympics Basketball Sectional on March 17

Logansport will be one of seven host cities in Indiana to stage the 2018 Special Olympics Indiana Men’s Basketball Sectional on Saturday, March 17th.  The all-day event will be held at Logansport High School’s Berry Bowl and Auxiliary gym.

The opening ceremony will take place in the Berry Bowl at 8:45 a.m. Athletes from several counties will participate in the traditional torch run, and the Special Olympics oath will be led by a Cass County athlete.

Basketball contests will be played in the Berry Bowl and auxiliary gym from 9 a.m. until 6:45 p.m.  Twenty-three teams will participate from Cass, Tippecanoe, Fulton, Howard, Clinton, Carroll, Pulaski, Wabash, White and Kosciusko counties.  There will be four 5-on-5 division winners and two 3-on-3 division winners. These division champions will vie for a state championship March 24-25 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.

The Individual Skills basketball competition will begin in the auxiliary gym at 9 a.m.  This program was created for lower-level athletes in order to develop and improve their dribbling, shooting, and passing skills. There are 54 athletes from five counties registered for this event. They have the option of competing again March 24 at the University of Indianapolis.

This event is entirely organized and staffed by local volunteers through Special Olympics Area 5.  If you would like to volunteer, call 574-721-3533.

Spectators are welcome to the tournament.  No admission is charged. Concessions will be available throughout the day, including fresh grilled pork loin sandwiches.