VIDEO and PHOTOS: First-Ever Flyers Unified Home Basketball Game

FRAMINGHAM – The first-ever Framingham High unified basketball team home game was held yesterday, October 17, before a standing room only crowd at Framingham High.

The Flyers were seeking their first win of the season, having lost to Newton North in the home opener.

Unfortunately, the Flyers lost to the Lions of Newton South High 41-28.

First ever Flyers Unified Basketball game – home game

Framingham is such a wonderful community! Got to experience some of the best of the city today – from 200 volunteers building a playground in District 9 this morning to the first-ever home game of the unified basketball team at Framingham High this afternoon. SOURCE will have photos of both posted soon. – Susan.

Posted by Framingham Source on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The team is now 0-2, under head coach Mike Tarlin.

This is the first year for the unified program at Framingham High.

Framingham High Athletic Director announced the district’s first-ever unified program back in December 2017.

 

A unified basketball program joins students with and without disabilities on the same team.

In Special Olympics, unified sports programs, teams are made up of co-ed students of similar age and ability.

Framingham High will host the Tigers of Newton North High on Monday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at Framingham High.

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Photos by Susan Petroni/Petroni Media Company for Framingham SOURCE ©2018. All Rights Reserved.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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