Special Olympics to host UVCC students

TROY — The Miami County Magic Special Olympics basketball team will host students from the Upper Valley Career Center in a friendly game scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22. Tip off will take place at noon in the Riverside/Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities gym at 1625 Troy Sidney Road, Troy.

The game is an annual tradition between Upper Valley Career Center students in the school’s Business Professionals of America chapter, which over the years has raised thousands of dollars for Miami County Special Olympics, a program operated by Riverside. Through this yearly game, students directly interact with the people they support through their fundraising efforts, and athletes are able to show appreciation for their supporters.

The community is welcome to come cheer on students and athletes during the game. Guests should enter through gym doors at the rear entrance of the Riverside building.

For more information about Riverside or the Miami County Special Olympics program, contact Melissa Nichols, Community Awareness and Opportunities Director, at (937) 440-3002.

The Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known locally as Riverside, serves more than 1,000 people of all ages in Miami County. Riverside’s mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of our community. Riverside’s vision is to build a community that supports and values people of ALL abilities. The organization offers service coordination and funding for residential care, adult day services and job training. Riverside also provides case management, early intervention, recreational activities, Special Olympics programs, community housing coordination and other valuable services to people from birth through the end of life. For more information about Riverside, visit riversidedd.org.