Brenham Special Olympics Unified Basketball team earns gold medal

On Saturday, January 26, the first ever Brenham Special Olympics Unified Basketball team traveled to participate in the New Caney Classification Tournament. In their debut, the team earned a GOLD medal.

Brenham ISD Special Olympics Coordinator Angela Moore said, “I couldn't be prouder of all the hard work they have put in to the team. Job well done!”

Special Olympics Unified Sports teams are made up of people of similar age and ability with and without intellectual disabilities. This concept was inspired by the idea that training together and playing together can build both friendship and understanding.

The team will compete again at the Area level in March.

Front row: Dustin Schwartz, Malachi Kesee

Middle row: Kevin Moore, Clayton Grimm, Colton Jaster, Andre' B. Tealer

Back row: Todd Ashorn, Maysen Fontenot, Andre' J. Tealer