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In Special Sports League, everyone’s an All-Star

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community/article/in_special_sports_league_everyones_an_all-star_20101123

With music echoing through the gymnasium at the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus in West Hills, the crowd rose to their feet as the names of the Special Sports League All Stars were called out over the loudspeakers. More than 30 players got a moment in the spotlight as L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine presented each with an all-star medal before the start of the basketball league’s third annual season finale Nov. 14. Founded in 2008 by Jacques Hay and his family, the Special Sports League provides children and adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to learn how to work with others through basketball. The league consists of 33 players, ranging in age from 6 to 36, and each is given a free uniform, trophy, medal and pictures.

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