Photos courtesy of Valerie Nagle
As part of Monday night’s basketball games at Bethel Middle School, a 4 on 4 scrimmage was held in conjunction with Project Unify. It featured teams with two athletes and two students playing half court and included those from Bryant Middle School as well as Bethel. Bethel administrators Jason Hay and Christopher Gabe served as referees
Project Unify is program that uses the sports and education initiatives of Special Olympics to activate youth to promote school communities where all young people are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
Among the students from Bethel that participated were Dyan Horne, Darrin Horne, Damon Diamond, Elijah Harrell, Brittany Prince, Ellie Minton, Ayla Minton, Gabriel Clark, Gavin Jackson, Madison Baker, Wesley Huff, Anna Barnes, Ella Reynolds, Ashton Inman, Jillian Colclasure, Aden Palmer, Carson Nagle, Adam Noblett, Hannah Sanders.
Those from Bryant Middle School included Colson Billingsley, Sydney Dettmer, Madison Dettmer, Thomas Cannon, Julie Grantham, Eric Mitcham.
“The stands were packed,” said Melissa Bragg, who coaches at Bethel. “It was a great atmosphere.”