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Special Olympics tourney in Pleasanton

Some 300 Special Olympics athletes from teams based out of the Tri-Valley, Mt. Diablo, Contra Costa, Oakland, Stanislaus, Union City, Hayward and Solano regions competed in Pleasanton last Saturday as part of the annual East Bay Basketball Tournament.

Tri-Valley T-RADD celebrates its gold medal in the East Bay Basketball Tournament for Special Olympics. (Photo courtesy Ken Mano)

It was the first tournament since early 2020, just before the pandemic started. Games were held on 11 courts at Amador Valley High, Pleasanton Middle and Harvest Park Middle schools. The Tri-Valley Rockets and Pleasanton RADD teams combined to form three T-RADD teams that would earn a gold, a bronze and ribbons for team play and several individual skills contest winners.

More than 250 local volunteers helped out as scorekeepers, referees, registration officials, team escorts and on-call medical services.

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Special Olympics tourney in Pleasanton

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Sat, Mar 11, 2023, 3:19 pm

Some 300 Special Olympics athletes from teams based out of the Tri-Valley, Mt. Diablo, Contra Costa, Oakland, Stanislaus, Union City, Hayward and Solano regions competed in Pleasanton last Saturday as part of the annual East Bay Basketball Tournament.

It was the first tournament since early 2020, just before the pandemic started. Games were held on 11 courts at Amador Valley High, Pleasanton Middle and Harvest Park Middle schools. The Tri-Valley Rockets and Pleasanton RADD teams combined to form three T-RADD teams that would earn a gold, a bronze and ribbons for team play and several individual skills contest winners.

More than 250 local volunteers helped out as scorekeepers, referees, registration officials, team escorts and on-call medical services.

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