Nearly 500 athletes from 24 counties participated in the Special Olympics West Virginia 2012 State Basketball Tournament March 23-25 in Morgantown. The tournament featured 32 basketball teams, 13 cheerleading squads, and 104 individual basketball skills participants. 

“Our athletes are to be commended for their courage, their effort, and the great display of enthusiasm and  basketball skill they showcased during the tournament,” said John Corbett, CEO of Special Olympics West Virginia.  “I thought the competition, overall, was outstanding and our basketball players and cheerleaders alike should be proud of their efforts.  Furthermore, I would like to thank on behalf of our athletes both West Virginia University and Morgantown High School for providing such incredible facilities and the community for providing such generous support.” 

Team Basketball and Cheerleading results are posted below.  For more information on Individual Skills results, please contact the SOWV office to see how your favorite athlete did.

BASKETBALL

UNIFIED

DIVISION 1

DIVISION 1A

Gold – Berkeley County

Gold – McDowell County

Gold – Barbour County

 

 

Silver – Boone County

 

 

Bronze – Cabell County

 

 

4th – Marion County

 

 

 

DIVISION 2

DIVISION 3

DIVISION 4

Gold – Marshall County #1

Gold Upshur County #1

Gold – Brooke County #1

Silver – Nicholas County

Silver – Mineral County

Silver – Monongalia County

Bronze – Wayne County

Bronze – Jackson County

Bronze – Harrison County #1

4th – Kanawha County

4th – Putnam County #1

4th – Randolph County

5th – Berkeley County

5th – Gilmer County

5th – Kanawha County

 

 

 

Division 5

Division 6

 

Gold – Upshur County #2

Gold – Brooke County #2

 

Silver – Kanawha County

Silver – Harrison County #2

 

Bronze – Putnam County #2

Bronze – Marshall County #2

 

4th – Marion County

4th – Putnam County #3

 

5th – Barbour County #2

5th – Preston County

 

6th – Monongalia County

 

 

CHEERLEADING

DIVISION 1 (Sideline & Floor Cheer)

DIVISION 1 (Dance)

Gold – Boone County

Gold – Greenbrier County #1

Silver – Nicholas County

Silver – Nicholas County

Bronze – Greenbrier County #1

Bronze – Boone County

 

 

DIVISION 2A (Sideline & Floor Cheer)

DIVISION 2A (Dance)

Gold – Marion County

Gold – Upshur County

Silver – Upshur County

Silver – Monongalia County

Bronze – Monongalia County

Bronze – Berkeley County

4th – Kanawha County

4th – Marion County

5th – Berkeley County

5th – Kanawha County

 

 

DIVISION 2B (Sideline & Floor Cheer)

DIVISION 2B (Dance)

Gold – Barbour County

Gold – Marshall County

Silver – Marshall County

Silver – Monongalia County

Bronze – Monongalia County

Bronze – Barbour County

4th – Greenbrier County #2

4th – Greenbrier County #2

5th – Preston County

5th – Preston County

Nearly 700 Special Olympics West Virginia athletes and volunteer coaches will be in Morgantown March 23-25 for the State Basketball Tournament.  The athletes, representing 24 counties, will showcase their abilities in team basketball, individual skills basketball, and cheerleading.

Cheerleading kicks off the tournament Friday evening at Morgantown High School.  Basketball competition, both team and individual skills, will take place all of Saturday at the WVU Student Recreation Center.  The tournament concludes with “Championship Sunday” at the WVU Coliseum, where teams will strive for gold medals in five divisions.

Fans are welcome to attend all or a portion of the tournament and help inspire the athletes to do their best.

The State Basketball Tournament is sponsored by Sheetz, Alpha Natural Resources, Papa John's Pizza, Chico Enterprises, and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

 Special Olympics West Virginia will be conducting three Polar Plunges in 2012.  Pick the one nearest you, or dare yourself to participate in all three and be among the truly “elite plungers.”  Regardless, you will enjoy the thrill and excitement that surround each of the events.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege to plunge, and the more money participants raise the more prizes they receive.  And remember, the money generated from the Polar Plunges enables thousands of Special Olympics West Virginia athletes to have opportunities for year-round sports training and competition that results in lasting joy and happiness.

We hope to see you at one of the following Polar Plunges where we promise to have the water icy cold just for you... it's your chance to be Freezin' for a Reason!

 We're proud to be one of five charitable partners in the Subaru “Share the Love” event.  Subaru knows their owners care.  That's why they created the “Share the Love” event.  You get a great deal on a new Subaru and they'll donate $250 to your choice of five charities, one of which is Special Olympics.  Over the last three years, they've donated nearly $15 million dollars to charity.  They hope to donate another five million by sharing the love again this year.

Whether you are in the market for a new Subaru, or you know someone who is, be sure to pick Special Olympics as  your “Share the Love” charity and help support our athletes.  Learn more by visiting Subaru.com/share .

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Upcoming Events

Winter Sports Classic, January 25, Canaan Valley
Northern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 3, Buckhannon
Southern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 17, Beckley
State Basketball Tournament, March 16-17, Morgantown

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