Fox 2 News and a packed Gym Watch the Opening Day of Inclusion Sports

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Sunday February 2 (Superbowl Sunday) was not just an exciting day for football, but also a great day for basketball as well! We had our first day of Inclusion Sports Leagues in partnership with i9 Sports. This partnership is opening the doors for us to offer leagues to children with special needs like never before.

The gym was packed all afternoon with neurotypical children and children with special needs aged 3 to 13 learning new skills, honing old skills and building friendships. WXYT-FM 97.1 talk show host Dan Leach provided play-by-play announcing at the inaugural game.

The goal of this new league is to provide a mutually beneficial environment for both the typically-abled children and those with special needs. There really is huge benefit for both groups of children as the more typically-abled kids learn empathy, teamwork and other real life lessons. Those with special needs are gaining the opportunity to play sports on a team with their peers. The idea of this league is to promote inclusion and compassion.

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