Unified Basketball ‘Takes Off’ in the Berkshires
Unified Basketball is a new era in Berkshire County sports.
And at the end of the first ever Unified Basketball game in Berkshire County, the large and vocal student section in the stands came down on the court and congratulated players from both teams after Mount Greylock’s 38-36 win.
iBerkshires.com reports that Aidan Barnes and Dakota Sunkis powered Mount Greylock to a come-from-behind win, but the home crowd had plenty to cheer about with the shooting skills of Helen Jamrog, Jillian Menard and Dominique Brown, who each finished in double figures.
Unified Basketball is an initiative of Special Olympics which creates combined teams of special education students and regular ed students for co-ed interscholastic competitions.Wahconah blazed the trail locally last spring by hosting the county’s first Unified Track and Field squad, a group that went on to finish second at the state championships.
It’s is hopeful that the movement will spread to other Berkshire County high schools.