News

Special Olympics Basketball Tournament In Pierre

Special Olympics Basketball Tournament In Pierre

Photo: clipart.com

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — About 1,200 people including 800 athletes are expected in Pierre this weekend for the Special Olympics South Dakota 2014 State Basketball Tournament.

The Friday-Saturday event is taking place in eight gyms at four sites in Pierre and neighboring Fort Pierre. Sixty teams are competing.

Spokesman Chuck Quinn says that it’s the first time the tournament has been held in Pierre. He says the central location is likely to boost attendance.

The games are open to the public, and there’s no charge to attend.

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Entertainment

Hugh Jackman had skin cancer – again

hughjackman

The "X-Men" star is recovering after his fifth skin cancer surgery in two years.

9 hours ago in National

White House seeks $1.8B in emergency funds for Zika virus

zikavirus

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the rapidly spreading virus.

10 hours ago in Music

LISTEN: Nelly covers Thomas Rhett’s ‘Die a Happy Man’

18-overlay-4

The hit song gets a pop twist from the "Hot in Herre" hitmaker.