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Capital High School hosts rally for Special Olympics Montana basketball tournament

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 19:50:01-05

Students at Capital High School hosted a pep rally on Tuesday to celebrate this week’s Special Olympics Montana basketball tournament.

“Let me win – but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” said CHS student Kyle Norman, reciting the motto of Special Olympics, as the audience echoed his words and then erupted into applause.

He’s one of the Special Olympics athletes, who along with some of his peers, make up the CHS Unified Special Olympics basketball team.

This marks the fifth year that Helena has hosted the tournament, which will move to a new community next year.

Kyle urged community members to come out for the tournament: “Come on our and support us at the tournament this week.”

Fellow Unified team member Peyton Koch agreed, saying the support means a lot to the athletes.

“I think it’s a real important for them, cause they all have so much fun during it and would love to have people come and support them,” explained Koch.

The tournament kicks off on Thursday evening, November 8th, with the opening ceremony at the fairgrounds.

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes, families, chaperones, and coaches.

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  • Reported by Melissa Jensen