Orcas hoop it up

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A pair of teams from the Clallam County Orcas program competed at the Southwest Regional Basketball Tournament Feb. 12-13 in Bremerton.


The Masters 6 division team wound up with a bronze medal and the Seniors Unified team took home gold. Both teams qualify for the Winter Games for a chance to compete for a state title.


It’s the first time the Orcas have had a unified team — made up of Special Olympics athletes who are younger than 22 and attend or have attended Sequim or Port Angeles High School — participate in a tournament.


“It is a great opportunity for athletes who do not have disabilities to associate with and play with athletes who do have some disabilities,” program coordinator Wendy Bonham said. “They all had a great time and obviously played well together and were successful.”


Those interested in participating with the Clallam County Orcas as an athlete, volunteer, partner or in any other way, are urged to call Bonham at 477-4134.



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