Special Olympics basketball set for Western Marquette County

ISHPEMING – Special Olympics basketball practice for western Marquette County teams will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning next week in the Birchview School Gym in Ishpeming.

The program is directed by Scott Bjork and Bob Marietti with volunteer coaches who are members of the Ishpeming High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams. It is open to both male and female athletes 8 years and older, and new participants are encouraged to attend.

Athletes will be placed on teams commensurate with their skills and physical capabilities. Team members can expect to play in the Ishpeming Tournament on Feb. 1 and in Escanaba at the state regional tourney in early March.

Athletes must have completed a physical exam prior to participation. To obtain a physical exam form or for more information , parents or guardians are asked to call Janet Hendriksen at 346-3140 or Bob Marietti at 486-6379.