Updated: May 22, 2019
By Laura Bagwell-Katalinich
WVBR’s Laura Bagwell-Katalinich speaks with the Red Raiders, a Special Olympics basketball team based in the Tompkins area. Coaches and team members discuss how Special Olympics fosters a tight-knit community free of ableist stigma.
Fresh off gold and bronze medals in their last two tournaments, respectively, the Red Raiders
are a perfect example of what Special Olympics is all about: a team of diverse, passionate
individuals who are united - rather than excluded - by disability. Coaches and players reflect on what Special Olympics means to them.
Listen to the full story here.
You can learn more about the Special Olympics at https://www.specialolympics-ny.org/.