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Special Olympics

Springbrook To Host Special Olympics Basketball Team Tryouts

Special Olympics Basketball Team

Tryouts To Be Held at Springbrook

ONEONTA – The Springbrook Scorpions are looking for players to join their 2019 Special Olympics basketball team during tryouts Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 28-30

The Springbrook Special Olympics Program is open to individuals who are 8-years-old and older, have been identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability, a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures, or face significant learning or vocational challenges resulting from cognitive delays that require specially-designed instruction. Athletes do not need to receive services from Springbrook in order to participate.

Stephen Peter Waters, 53; Contender in Special Olympics

Stephen Peter Waters, 53;

Special Olympics Contender

EDMESTON –  Stephen Peter Waters, 53, a swimmer, bowler and Special Olympics concenter, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Chenango House, Pathfinder Village.

He was born Dec. 4, 1962, in Montclair, N.J., to George J. and Margaret (Ryan) Waters. Stephen was raised in Essex Fells, N.J., and moved to Pathfinder Village when he was 19.

Stephen participated in the Special Olympics, bowling and had a special interest in swimming. He loved animals, especially dogs. Stephen had a keen sense of humor and a quick wit. He was a loveable guy and if you were lucky enough to meet him you had a friend for life.

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