Forty Teams Compete in Special Olympics Regional Games Today

Updated: 03/16/2014 7:27 PM
Created: 03/16/2014 7:16 PM
By: Hannah Tran

(ABC 6 News) – Volunteers and athletes flooded the courts of RCTC for this year’s Special Olympics Regional Games.

Forty teams from Rochester, Mankato and other areas of Southern Minnesota competed after months of training.

This is the second of two regional basketball tournaments.  Monticello hosted the first one Saturday.

Three athletes and one coach will be representing Team Minnesota at the national level.

Devin Kaasa, Team Minnesota’s competition and training manager, says “We have our Team Minnesota. They’re out here today. They played a game at nine o’clock this morning and then they played another one at 2 o’clock today. We got them out here to play some teams, get the feel of everybody, and getting used to playing with each other. They will be out in New Jersey in June.”

The regional games has over four hundred Special Olympic athletes. The games are open for anyone with intellectual disabilities who are above 8-years old. 

Forty teams competed in today's Special Olympics Regional Games in Rochester.