GW Women's Basketball Hosts Third Annual Special Olympics Day
Local Basketball, Cheerleading Squads Take Part in Event
Nov. 20, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's basketball team hosted Special Olympics Day on Nov. 18, as part of its contest against William & Mary at the Charles E. Smith Center. The Fairfax Thunder and Fairfax Timberwolves basketball teams and the SOMO JOY cheerleading squad cheered the Colonials to a 58-51 victory over the Tribe.
At halftime, the Thunder and the Timberwolves squared off in a six-minute scrimmage, with GW men's basketball freshman Kethan Savage serving as the referee, while SOMO JOY cheered the teams on from the sidelines. The Timberwolves also participated in the Colonials' Special Olympics Day last season.
The Thunder, coached by Greg Updike, and the Timberwolves, coached by Tom Ingoldsby and Rob Rudin, are both part of Special Olympics Virginia, while SOMO JOY is a member of Special Olympics Montgomery County in Maryland and is coached by Meaghan Smith, Jo Tippett, Lily Stone, Owoade Ayorinde and KeKe Ayorinde.
Heading into its third season, SOMO JOY took home a silver and a gold medal at the 2012 Special Olympics State Games. The squad, which consists of 35 girls, practices for five months of the year, makes local appearances throughout the year and cheers on other Special Olympics athletes at the Spring, Fall and Winter Games.
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