Local Special Olympics hosting 11th hoop ournament

Huntington County Special Olympics is hosting the 11th annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Huntington North High School. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., with the competition tipping off at 9:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 50 teams from 13 Indiana counties. Over 500 Special Olympics athletes will be participating in 5-on-5 games, 3-on-3 half-court games and basketball skills events.

The Huntington County Senior Vikings (youth) will play the Hoosier Wild Kats at 9:30 a.m.; the Huntington County Vikings will play the Jay County Bobcats at 10:30 a.m.; and the Huntington County Thunder will play the Kosciusko Panthers at 11:30 a.m.

Other area teams participating include those from Allen County, Cass County, DeKalb County, Elkhart County, Fulton County, Grant County, Howard County, Jay County, Madison County, St. Joseph County, Wabash County and Wayne County.

No admission is charged. Concessions are available.

For more information, contact Keith Hartley at 410-1107.