Game of Hoops Unites Students

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The Hampton Bays Baymen and the Southampton Mariners, in conjunction with the Special Olympics, cooperatively hosted a unified basketball tournament on Nov. 13 at Hampton Bays High School. The annual tournament gave Special Olympic athletes the opportunity to play alongside varsity athletes in eight-minute games.

The evening included 54 players, team uniforms, referees, cheerleaders, a play-by-play announcer, coaches and many supporting spectators.

In addition to providing a good time for all, the event also served as a food and winter coat drive. Participants and spectators were encouraged to bring items to donate.