Springbrook hosted the 7th Annual Springbrook Invitational Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 30. The free event featured a round-robin style competition consisting of eight teams, with athletes from Broome, Tompkins/Cortland, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Edmeston, as well as Springbrook’s own Varsity and Junior Varsity teams. In addition to the traditional tournament style play, Skills athletes demonstrated their basketball proficiencies in two rounds of competition.

Games were held at Springbrook’s Main Campus, as well as Springbrook’s Community Campus. The National Anthem was delivered enthusiastically by Springbrook Scorpion Jason Le Beau, accompanied by School at Springbrook Music Therapist Darcy Perez, followed by the Special Olympics Athletes Oath, led by Springbrook Scorpion Kimberly Marra.

Competition in both gymnasiums was intense but respectful. The athletes displayed skill, sportsmanship, and above all, enjoyment!

The results from the day are as follows:

Varsity/Main Campus Competition

Gold: Broome/Tioga Panthers

Silver: Saratoga Wildcats

Bronze: Springbrook Scorpions


Junior Varsity/Oneonta Community Campus Competition

Gold: Thompkins/Cortland Red Raiders

Silver: Broome/Tioga Phantoms

Bronze: Pathfinder

Springbrook Scorpions

Skills/Main Campus Competition

Division 1

Gold: Clyde Cross

Silver: Daniel Raffelock

Bronze: Danny Cerosaletti

Jonathan Fields-Boyce

Division 2

Gold: Hamsuel Perez

Silver: Jon McLean

Bronze: Brayden MacMillan

Kerrilyn Godin

Division 3

Gold: Omar Barry

Silver: Josh McLean

Bronze: Mick McMillan

Elijah Risley

Division 4

Gold: Laweren Waples

Silver: Josh Brown

Bronze: Hannah Cymbrak

Will Smith

Division 5

Gold: Ryan MacMahon

Silver: Travis Stewart

Bronze: Mike Adams

Division 6

Gold: Katie Baker

Silver: Nicole Lapp

Congratulations to all the athletes who competed, and thank you to the families, friends, and Springbrook staff that made the day fun!

Springbrook’s Special Olympics Program is host to a basketball, soccer, and track & field team and is 100% donor funded. The program is made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors who give to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Your Gift to Springbrook Scorpions Athletics is Appreciated

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This