Basketball is a one of the top sports at Special Olympics. Players take it up at all ages and at all abilities, from young players learning to handle the ball and keep it under control while dribbling to older, more experienced players who have the moves and know the

strategies to play challenging ball.

Number of Athletes Statewide: 14,902

Summer: March through June, with State Summer Games in June

Governing Body: National Federation of State High School Associations