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Special Olympics holds basketball tournament

Posted: 1:22 PM, Jan 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-01 07:34:25-05

MILWAUKEE --- Special Olympics athletes and their families took part in a 12-hour basketball tournament on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, from 8-years-old to their late 60s competed at Vincent High School.

One of the participants is 31-year-old Eric Stein. This is his 22nd season playing Special Olympics basketball.

"The ability level is from individuals who can barely dribble a ball, to athletes that want to dunk a ball," said Milwaukee Recreation Supervisor Jodie Donabar, 

Forty-eight teams from Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Washington Counties competed.

The games allowed athletes to qualify for the Special Olympics District Tournament in March.