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Coach assists Special Olympians

KinniKids athletes at basketball skills mini-camp for Special Olympics. Submitted photo

Jason Swavely, Hudson varsity boys' basketball coach, hosted a basketball skills mini-camp for the Kinnickinnic Special Olympics Saturday, Jan. 7. The group is a local division of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI).

Kinnickinnic Kids (KinniKids)is an organization that provides local individuals with cognitive disabilities year round sports training and competition.

The KinniKids athletes will be competing in individual skills portion of the Special Olympics of Wisconsin District Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 26, at UW-Stout. For information about KinniKids contact Lynn Zevenbergen, Agency Manager at (715) 698-5992.

The group of participants included, front from left, Jesse Peterson (River Falls), Keegan Jilek (River Falls), Eden Foster (River Falls), Ryan Erickson (Hudson), Megan Erickson (Hudson), Bennett Swavely (Hudson), Samuel Swavely (Hudson) and Christen Brace (River Falls); back, Kyle Johnson (River Falls), Kyle Glowe (Hudson), Alonzo Ebben (River Falls), Colin Johnson (River Falls), Nick Ebben (River Falls), Ashley Hove (River Falls) and coach Jason Swavely (Hudson). Submitted photo