Special Olympics basketball tournament set March 18

March 14, 2023

Special Olympics Delaware’s annual State Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 18, at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, with games scheduled during the day and into the evening in the main arena and both auxiliary gymnasiums. The opening ceremony will take place in the main arena at 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Thirty-one teams from across the state are scheduled to compete in full-court and 3-on-3 half-court tournaments. A skills competition, which includes more than 20 athletes, is also included. More than 300 players and 70 coaches will be participating.  

“Basketball is one of our most popular sports, and we are excited to welcome 11 new teams to the event this year,” said Kyle Frazer, senior director of sports for Special Olympics. “With March Madness in full swing, it’s now time for our athletes and teams to have their shining moments, and we’re excited to watch that unfold at the state’s premier basketball facility.” 

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