With the result, the Catanduvense team qualified for the national edition; The competition was held in Guaratingueta
Students from Apae Catanduva participated in the country stage of Special Olympics Brazil, the largest sports organization for youth and adults with mental or physical disabilities in the world, where the 3×3 basketball team was crowned as champion.
The event was held on September 16, 17 and 18 in the city of Guaratinguetá, in Vale do Paraíba. Three students, along with two teachers, participated in the unified 3 x 3 basketball system. The official opening of the games took place on Friday, the 16th, at the Parque do Sol sports complex.
Special Olympics, or Special Olympics in Portuguese, is a worldwide non-profit movement. The goal is to provide training and sports competitions for athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the year in various Olympic disciplines.
Thus, they are offered opportunities to develop their physical skills; to show courage; There are happy moments; To share their values, skills and camaraderie with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the wider community.
The physical education teacher, Andrei Kaskau, who is responsible for training APAE Catanduva students, evaluates the team’s performance in the Special Olympics.
“The very satisfactory result that our team had as champion in the unified 3×3 basketball system in the country ensured the classification to participate in the national edition that will be held in November in the city of Jundayi,” says the coach.