MUSTANGS IN THE COMMUNITY
Special Olympics Basketball Tournament (2016-2017)
Montgomery County Community College hosted their 4th consecutive Special Olympics event Friday evening on February 17th. With a little basketball, a hint of competition, and a whole lot of fun added to the mix, the experience fell nothing short of success.
Just like the previous years, Special Olympics once agian had a great turn out and an upbeat crowd. Players regardless of age were young at heart and enjoyed the inviting atmosphere that today's event offered.
The Special Olympics Basketball Tournament is comprised of three 20 minute games. The participating teams included the Montgomery County Community College Mustangs Men's and Women's basketball team, the Lansdale Titans, and the Conshohocken Stars.
Each team had the opportunity to play against one another in order to determine who was the ultimate champion of the night.
For tonight's competition, the champions were the Conshohocken Stars, with a winning score of 23-21 against the Lansdale Titans.
In the games preceding it, the Lansdale Titans had defeated the Mustangs in a dominating score of 42-13. The Conshohocken Stars also defeated the Mustangs 37-29 in the first game of the night.
Overall each team came to play with their game faces on. But by the end of the night, everyone exuded a great sense of community, sportsmanship, and support.
Assistant Athletic Director Kelly Dunbar commented, "Special Olympics is a great opportunity to be part of something bigger in the community. It's fun and everyone has a lot of energy."
The Athletic Department of Montgomery County Community College is proud to be a part of such a event and already looks forward to the next year.
Special Olympics Tournament: Great Turn Out, 20 teams, 195 Athletes
Montgomery County Community College Athletics recently hosted yet another fantastic event at the new gym in the Health Science Center. Specifically, on Saturday April 1st, the Montgomery County Special Olympics Basketball Tournament was held.
There was no denying that the turn out wasn't anything short of success. With nearly 200 participating athletes and a total of 20 teams from the Montgomery County area, all the ingredients to a recipe of fun and excitement were at hand.
There were several different sets of competitions at the event. One of the games included a Skills Competition, in which the Lansdale Titans and North Penn Knights competed. These athletes were given the spotlight to really showcase their talents!!!
There was also a 3v3 match up against the North Penn Knights and Squires and the Pottstown Eagles. Seventeen of the 20 teams also particpated in 5v5 teams.
The following seventeen 5v5 teams were:
Conshohocken AMBUCS Stars A, Stars B, Stars C, Stars D & Stars Mighty Mites.
Ambler Mayhem, Panthers & Molecules.
North Penn Knights
Abington Rockets A & Rockets C.
Quakertown Roaring Panthers, Panthers 2 & Super Panthers.
A big thanks also goes out to members of Montgomery County Community Colleges' Women's Basketball team, as they volunteered and assisted the athletes during the opening ceremonies.
The athletics department at Montgomery County Community College is committed to giving back to both the campus and the community. The connections that the student-athletes make in the community foster their ability to learn and grow. The opportunities provided allow these young men and women to make meaningful contributions to society.
The Mustang student-athletes and coaches are involved with numerous non-profits and community organizations on the local, state and national levels. Since the program's launch in 2008, our athletes have accumulated over 350 volunteer hours, have worked with more than 9 organizations, and have raised over $12,000.