The Fort Bend Falcons Special Olympics basketball team recently played its second-annual exhibition game against Fort Bend ISD Special Education teachers and staff. The game was held at Lake Olympia Middle School and was a way to celebrate another award-winning completion year at the 2017 SOTX Area 22 Basketball Competition.
FBISD Restorative Discipline Coach and Special Olympics Coach Erick Powers organized the event as a way to have fun and reward the students for their hard work this season.
“This game is about creating opportunities for our students to make connections with their teachers and build positive relationships outside the classroom, which make for a better learning experience inside the classroom,” Powers shared. “Our athletes look forward to this game the entire season. I’m not sure who has more fun, the students or the teachers.”
Mike James, former NBA player and Houston Rocket, was on the court as a celebrity guest and honorary member of the Fort Bend Falcons to compete against the faculty.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Dupre led the faculty while Board President Kristin Tassin coached the students. The faculty and staff came seeking redemption after last year’s crushing defeat from the students.
Their efforts were not enough to overcome the students. The final score was 38-27.
About the Fort Bend Falcons:
The Fort Bend Falcons is a Special Olympics team for FBISD students with disabilities. The Falcons believe in improving the quality of an athlete’s life through a variety of sports, while bringing out their best.
For more information about Special Olympics, go to www.sotx.org.