The Edmond Sun

January 21, 2013

Special needs bowling and basketball leagues now forming

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A new session of the Yukon Spirit League’s bowling and basketball seasons are about to begin. The Yukon Spirit League is a sports league designed for children and adults with disabilities. Both leagues will foster teamwork and socialization as well as development of basketball and bowling skills.

Spirit Bowling will be each Tuesday, Feb. 5-26.  Games will be at AMF Yukon Lanes, 500 E. Main St., beginning at 4 p.m. Cost is $25 for the league and includes two games per week and shoe rental. Lane bumpers and ball ramps will be available for the bowlers to use if needed.

Spirit Basketball will be each Saturday, Feb. 16 through March 9. Games will be inside the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S. Holly Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for the league, which will be tailored to each individual’s abilities.

Both leagues are wheelchair friendly and all people with disabilities are encouraged to participate. The leagues also use coaches, family members and volunteers as Buddies to assist the players and become their friends. To become a Yukon Spirit League player or volunteer Buddy, stop by the Yukon Parks & Recreation Office, 532 W. Main or call 350-8937. The Yukon Spirit League is sponsored by Yukon Parks & Recreation and Mandi’s Ministries.