The Sekel Scrimmage returns to the Beaver Dam High School Fieldhouse tonight at 5:30pm. The event features, the BDHS Unified basketball team playing a scrimmage in memory of Ms. Meg Sekel, a special education teacher in the Beaver Dam Unified School District for 32 years.
The public is encouraged to come support the student-athletes in a basketball game consisting of two 20-minute running clock halves. There is no admission to the game and the public is encouraged to come out and support these student athletes.
The Unified Sports program through Special Olympics “is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.
In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away“ (Special Olympics, Unified Sports website: https://www.specialolympics.org/our-work/sports/unified-sports).
If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch it on DailyDodge TV with coverage beginning at 5:20pm.
Click the link to hear interviews with teacher Jasmine Wangelin and students Jayden Crane and Megan Crum