With continuing concerns over COVID-19 across the country, and the current Phase 2 restrictions in Montana, SOMT will be altering the fall sport season. The 2020 State Basketball Tournament originally scheduled for November 5-7, 2020 in Butte will not be held. Instead, SOMT will offer the first ever individual skills Fall Basketball Challenge!
The Fall Basketball Challenge will allow teams to return to practice and competition, while keeping athletes in their home communities. and in groups of 50 or less. There will be no state level, in-person competitions this fall, but this competitive event is open to all registered teams and athletes across Montana. Competitions have been developed for athletes of all ability levels.
To launch the Fall Basketball Challenge, SOMT will once again be hosting “virtual” special events, most notably an Opening Ceremony on August 24th, 2020, at 5:30 pm, and a Closing Ceremony on November 5th at 5:30 pm. Both events will be aired on the Special Olympics Montana Facebook page and YouTube channel…be sure to tune in!