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UPDATED: Pack the house for February 2 unified basketball game!

Please note: The game has been moved to February 2.

Students, families, and community members are invited to “pack the house” and cheer on the CCSD 89 unified basketball team during their game at 4 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Glenn Westlake Middle School, 1514, S. Main St., Lombard. There is no admission to the game.

A unified basketball team includes students who qualify for Special Olympics playing on the same team as peer buddies. The CCSD 89 team includes both elementary and middle school students. 

The team is scheduled to play two regular season games (at Mead School in Elk Grove on December 19 and at Westlake on February 2), then conclude the season with a tournament.

Team members are: Raef Anderson, Annabelle Angelico, Bella Baldaut, Michael Benjamin, Srisharan Burra, Frankie Callard, Marcus Castanada-Wolver, Kierre Chaney, Jack Chaudoir, Joey Chaudoir, Ben Herbert, Caitlyn Jasper, Oliver Lamar, Leia Lindhorst, Matthew Rickert, John Scheer, Elisabeth Searls, Alyssa Zepeda.

The team’s coaches are CCSD 89 board-certified behavior analyst Maddy Potempa and Illinois Autism Partnership manager of training Sarah Smith.

Posted: December 13, 2023