Special Olympics hoop starts Thursday eve

Huntington County Special Olympics Basketball begins on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Individuals must be at least 8 years old and have been identified as having an intellectual disability to be eligible to compete in Huntington County Special Olympics.

The basketball divisions are 3 vs. 3 team, 5 vs. 5 team and individual skills. Families and friends are encouraged to attend all practices and competitions to cheer on the athletes. Parents are requested to attend the first practice to complete any necessary paperwork.

For more information, contact Keith or Nancy Hartley at 672-8316 or soinhuntington@gmail.com.