OSWEGO COUNTY - Unified Basketball teams are back in Oswego County school districts for the first time since 2019 and will wrap up with a culminating event slated for May 24 in Phoenix.

The program pairs athletes and students with intellectual disabilities on teams to compete against neighboring schools.

The initiative was spearheaded by the NYSPHSAA and the Special Olympics of New York. Fulton was among the first Section 3 schools to add unified sports in 2016-17 and were soon joined by Oswego, Mexico, Phoenix, Central Square, and Hannibal.

All five area districts have unified teams back on the court following a two-year hiatus locally amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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