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March 13, 2009

NEW: DePauw to host the only Special Olympics women's basketball tournament in the nation

Event part of the countdown to the 40th Annual Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games in June on the ISU campus

Greencastle — More than 270 Special Olympics Indiana athletes representing 19 delegations from across the state will participate Saturday and Sunday in state-level competition in women's basketball, including Special Olympics Unified Sports® and traditional events.

The 2009 Special Olympics Indiana Women's Basketball Tournament is scheduled 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in DePauw University's Indoor Track & Tennis Center at 313 S. Locust St. at Greencastle.

Opening ceremonies starts at 12:20 p.m. and the last game begins at 4:45 p.m.

Competition on Sunday is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last game set to begin at 2:30.

In a true example of Hoosier Hysteria, Special Olympics Indiana is proud to host the largest women's basketball competition in the world, and the only such tournament in the United States, due to the large number of all-women teams in the program, states a release today from Special Olympics Indiana. Overall, Indiana has 2,600 athletes participating in basketball, which is one of the most popular Special Olympics sport in the state, second only to bowling.

The 2009 Special Olympics Indiana Women's Basketball Tournament will include 274 athletes and Unified Partners, representing 19 Special Olympics delegations throughout the state and competing in three different basketball competitions.

Traditional Team Competition (5-on-5): Teams, comprised entirely of female Special Olympics athletes (co-ed teams participate in the men's division), participate in four different levels of regulation play, depending on overall team ability level.

Unified Sports® Team Competition (5-on-5): Teams, comprised of female Special Olympics athletes and Special Olympics Unified Sports® Partners (non-disabled people with a similar ability level) participate in four different levels of regulation play, depending on overall team ability level.

3-on-3 Team Competition: Special Olympics athletes who do not possess the skills or stamina to participate in full-court basketball participate in 3-on-3 competition. This type of competition can be a means to assist athletes with lower ability levels to progress to full-court play.

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