Special Olympians Hoop It Up!

Special Olympics basketball athletes competed in the area competition on April 26 at Baylor University. The Panther athletes had fun and tried their best. Our own athlete, Kade Perry, ran with the torch in opening ceremonies, while another of our very own, Daniel Sumrall, led us in the Special Olympics pledge. Athletes who competed in the individual competition which included dribbling, shooting and passing were:


Dae’quan Portis 

Emily Posey

Eddy Brzychy

Colton May

Caden Black



Kade Perry

Brandi Rochel

Qutibah Al-Farouqi

Brennen Cummings

Javion Diggs

Michael Whiteley

Garrett Anz

Jamie Karney

Maria-Jose Anzaldua

Daniel Sumrall


3 on 3 participants who won 2nd overall in their heat were:

Kris Simmons

Cody Long

Tristan Reynolds

Eladio Moreno


Katie Mullins and Julie Biezenski coach these athletes along with tremendous help from Tommy George and Harvie Welch.  We are all so proud of these young men and women and look forward to a fun track season! We will compete Friday, April 1st, in a local track meet at Connally HS, and our area track meet will be on Saturday, April 30th, from 9am-3pm.

Also, our Meet in the Middle group led by Kim Johnson came to support our athletes with great enthusiasm. Thanks to all who came out to support us!

SO basketball SO basketball mms