Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

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They may live with disabilities but that did not stop the nearly 180 Special Olympians from all over the Western Slope who hooped it up Saturday.

The Western Area Special Olympics Basketball Tournament was held at Mesa State College. 18 teams of all ages participated in the event.
The players receive training from volunteer coaches about six weeks prior to the tournament.

Three teams from Saturday's tournament will have the opportunity to go on and compete in the state tournament, which will be held this March in Lakewood, Colorado.