Special Olympics Update: Cheerleading Team and Basketball Team Win Gold

The partnership between the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta and the Special Olympics of Mississippi is history in the making. 

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, members from the Itta-Bena and Greenwood Boys and Girls Club competed as the Mississippi Cheerleading Team and won 1st place to receive the Gold Medal. The Mississippi Cheerleading Team had to display their skills in areas such as dance, fight song, stunts, band song, sideline cheers, and more.

The Mississippi Basketball Team who are members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lexington and Yazoo City received the Gold Medal. 

The Mississippi Basketball Team lost the first game by 7 points but won the second game by more than 10 points. This caused both teams to play a third game of sudden death to determine who will go home with the Gold. The Mississippi Basketball Team dominated the entire third game to win the Gold.

Both teams were excited to receive Gold Medals at Keesler Air Force Base Summer Games and are looking forward to competing in June at the USA Games in Orlando, Florida. 

We want to thank Mrs. Linda Payne, the Director for Area15, Mr. Christopher Horton and Mr. Timothy Spivey the Basketball Coaches, and Ms. Latressia Ware and Ms. Dotria Ivory the Cheerleading Coaches for all of their hard work and dedication to making this vision become a reality. 

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