Webber Middle School

Phone:970.488.7800 Fax:970.488.7811 Attendance: 970.490.3089

Unified Basketball

[Basketball] WEBBER UNIFIED BASKETBALL Dear Parents and Guardians, We are extremely excited to announce that Webber will be offering a new sport, unified basketball! This means your student has the opportunity to help launch this program. Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Webber is looking for both student athletes (those with disabilities/ Autism Spectrum) and student partners (students without disabilities) to join and participate on the team. If your student is interested in being a student partner, please have your child obtain an application from Mrs. Patterson (located in D3). Forms will be sent home with students who are eligible to participate as student athletes. There is an athletic fee to participate, $63 for all students, regardless of whether they are a partner or an athlete. The season starts April 1 and there will be a total of four games during the last three weeks of April, and one the first week of May. Games will be after school on Thursdays. There will be two away games and two home games. Transportation will be provided to the games and then back to school, where students will need to be picked up. Students and parents will be responsible for keeping and maintaining a uniform. In addition, spirit packs will be available prior to the first game, so you can show support and your student can show off their team spirit. All students will need to fill out school athletic and physical forms as well as register at https://www.psdathletics.org/. For questions, please email Kaitlin Patterson or Bridget Berthold. KaitlinS@psdschools.org        BBerthold@psdschools.org Thank you, Webber Unified Coaches Kaitlin and Bridget