Boys basketball holding clinic for Special Olympics program

Jordan Buie, Editor in Chief

The varsity boys basketball team is hosting a free clinic for the Leander Lazers, the LISD’s Special Olympics program, Saturday, Nov. 14 from 2-4 p.m.

For this community service event, the Raiders plan to give back to the community as well as to get the team’s Special Olympics basketball season started off with the help of the Raider coaches. The program will include 100 athletes between eight and 22 who compete in bocce, swimming, bowling, basketball, track and field, soccer and tennis.

“Holding an event like this is definitely a win-win situation,” parent Kelly McMahan said. “The Special Olympic Athletes will get some expert coaching from the Raiders. The Raiders will get to share their time and talents with the hard-working Lazer athletes. In the end, it is all about movement and fun. I am sure there will be lots of both.”

The clinic is open to current Leander Lazers or any LISD students with special needs. Interested students should register by Wednesday by filling out the registration form or emailing the info to [email protected].

The clinic kicks off the Special Olympics Basketball season and gives the athletes a chance to get coaching from the Raider basketball players. The Leander Lazers can compete in Individual basketball skills, team skill, three on three, five on five, or Unified basketball, a favorite of the students.