December 15, 2018

Special Olympics in East Providence


Special Olympics of Rhode Island recently held their 2018 Traditional Basketball Tournament. This tournament was held at the Wheeler School on Wednesday, February 14th and at the Peterson Recreation Center at Providence College on Saturday, February 17th. A total of 25 teams from across the state competed in the tournament.

The regular season was once again cut short due to snow storms. Team 1 posted a regular season record of 1-2 and placed 4th in their division at the tournament at Providence College, while Team 2 posted a 2-1 regular season record and then won the GOLD medal in their division at the tournament at the Wheeler School.

Team 1 members : Michael Aguiar, Matthew Allienello, Jordan Andrews, Michael Bullock, Kevin Dexter, Greg Roberts, & Jonathan Solis.
Head Coach – Jim Bullock Assistant Coach – Nathan Patch

Team 2 members : Jessica Bullock, Katherine Carcieri, Geoffrey Carpenter, Michael Conheeny, Keri Dwyer, David Marshall, Benjamin Patch, & Toneka Rocha.
Head Coach – Jim Bullock Assistant Coach – Al Carpenter

I would like to thank Special Olympics of Rhode Island, Providence College, The Wheeler School, the referees, and everyone involved in this season’s Traditional Basketball program. I would also like to thank Diane Carpenter for being our “official” scorer.

If anyone wants to know more about the Special Olympics program, here in East Providence, they can contact me.

James M. Bullock, 93 Ruth Ave. Rumford, RI 02916


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