Special Olympics

Harford Highlighters hoop team heading to Seattle for USA Games

Harford Highlighters hoop team heading to Seattle for USA Games

The Harford County Unified Basketball team combines athletes of similar ability with and without intellectual disabilities. It consists of 10 players and two coaches.

The Highlighters is one of two basketball teams selected to represent Special Olympics Maryland in the USA Games to be held in Seattle, Wash. July 2-6. The team from Harford County won gold at the state tournament and hopes to earn gold at the USA Games.

“These guys have worked hard as a team and I’m hopeful they do really well,” Coach Nancy Castaldo said.

The team is actively fundraising for their trip to Seattle. Tax deductible donations can be made to Harford County Special Olympics, 1552 Bentley Circle,...

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