The Highland Park Junior Scots Gold Team, a squad of Special Olympics basketball players, will be introduced at halftime of tonight’s Highland Park Scots varsity basketball game, which begins at 7:30 at Highlander Fieldhouse. Members include Michael Susens (who was featured on the cover of the Feb. 3 edition of Park Cities People), Ben Acker, Ally Wells, Marissa Flood, Chris Wheeler, Luke Andrews, Johnny Griffiths, Aidan Easterling, Will Collet, Emily Himes, Coleman Jones, Nick Jones, Jack Pechenik, Jacob Smith, Sam Syrquin, and Zachary Herring.
If you can’t make it out tonight, the Highland Park Junior Scots Blue and Gold Teams will scrimmage at halftime of the SMU-TCU basketball game scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at Moody Coliseum. The Blue Team is made up of older athletes who have graduated from high school but participate in Special Olympics through HPISD.
If you miss both of these events, pick up a copy of the Feb. 10 edition of Park Cities People. The Special Olympians will be featured in our new “Little Big Leagues” series.