The University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball Lends a Hand in the 2011 Special Olympics D.C. Annual Fall Sports Classic
Washington, DC – On Friday, November 4th, the UDC Women's Basketball Team traveled to Catholic University to volunteer in the 2011 Special Olympics D.C. Annual Fall Sports Classic.
Head Coach Jay Butler, who oversaw the Classic and made sure his players were assigned to the proper stations, saw this as an important opportunity for UDC players and coaches alike to gain perspective into the lives of the participants and welcomed the opportunity to give back. "This is the basketball team's fourth year in volunteering with the Special Olympics D.C. Fall Sports Classic," he described. "We really enjoy the opportunity to come to this great event and provide support to all the participants." Guard Janelle Junior (Riverside, CA) stated that the event is about building confidence and helping the participants focus on each of their "abilities, not disabilities."
At the awards presentation, the Firebirds presented the participants with individualized awards achieved throughout the course of the Classic. The Special Olympics Event Coordinator was very gratfeul for the continured support shown by UDC Athletics.
The Firebirds (3-0) return to action looking to continue their hot start as they go on the road to face Holy Family on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00pm. The Firebirds can be next seen at home on December 3, when they host Virginia Union at 2:00pm.