March 11, 2012

UMPI Men's Basketball Team To Host Special Olympians

(PRESQUE ISLE, ME) -- The University of Maine-Presque Isle men's basketball team will be hosting the Aroostook County Special Olympics basketball team on Saturday, March 17th.  The even will run from 9-11am in Gentile Hall on the UMPI campus.

"I have been involved with Special Olympics throughout my career and am looking forward to working with these exceptional athletes from the Aroostook County Snow Dogs," said Owls' head coach Jim Casciano.

The morning will consist of teaching stations, scrimmages, and special contests.

"Community service is a big part of our program and I believe that we should give back to others and look for ways to make a difference in our community.  By giving to others we learn a lot about ourselves."