Dover students show community spirit at Special Olympics event
On Sunday, February 12, Dover High School hosted a Special Olympics event centered around basketball.
The Special Olympics organization issued an award of recognition to Dover High School for hosting this event three times in a row. The participating towns were Greenwich Township, Mt. Olive High School, Vernon Township, Lopactong, and P.G. Chambers School. Helping the volunteers to encourage the athletes were the Dover cheerleaders, including Kasaira Burgos, Tatiana Castellanos, and Camille Fuller.
The event was kicked off when Kacie Nielson, a freshman from Dover High, sang the “Star Spangled Banner.” Participants engaged in four events, one of which was a small obstacle course. First, you had to dribble around five cones, hop over two lines of cones, dribble over four cones, and make the shot in the basket. Another event was a shooting contest, in which each participant had a full minute to make as many baskets as he or she could. Each player got three points for participating and had the opportunity to earn more depending on the distance from which they were making their shots. The competition was spirited, and all participants had the chance to hone their basketball skills.
Special Olympics continues to be a highly popular community service movement at Dover High School.