Last Saturday, Springbrook was alive with the excitement of hosting the 8th Annual Springbrook Special Olympics Basketball Invitational. With both the Main and Oneonta campuses echoing the thunderous pounding of fast breaks, the roar of made jump shots, and the joyful shouts of enthusiastic teammates and spectators, this year’s event was a success. Seven teams attended, including the Springbrook Scorpions teams, Team Orange, and Team Black. Visiting teams included the Saratoga Wildcats, Broome Tioga Panthers, Ithaca Red Raiders, Schenectady Patriots, and Fastbreak Schenectady. The event showcased a round-robin-style tournament and individual basketball skills competition.
As summarized by Jon Philby, Springbrook’s adaptive physical education teacher at The School at Springbrook, Special Olympics coach, and organizer, “It was great to have the Springbrook Special Olympics Basketball Invitational return to the campus this year. We had a wonderful turnout and witnessed strong competition among all athletes. It was nice to see athletes we hadn’t seen for a while at our home tournament. We could not have done it without the help and assistance of our great volunteers and members of the Oneonta community.”
Scorpions’ basketball has been a part of the athletic tradition at Springbrook for a quarter of a century thanks to the generous support of many of our donors, volunteers from SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Delhi, our staff here at Springbrook, and community partners like Sysco.
You can read more about Springbrook athletics with the button below, and we hope you will be able to join us on May 7th when we host a track and field meet at Oneonta High School!
Click through the slider below to see pictures from the tournament!