The winter sports season for Tuscarawas County Special Olympics is winding down. Activities offered in the winter included team basketball, individual skills basketball, and pep club. Three members of the Rockets Individual Skills Team, coached by Ashley Metzcar, will travel to the state competition at Bowling Green March 24-25 to hopefully bring home medals for Tuscarawas County.

Both of the Rockets basketball teams will be back in action on March 22, at Tuscarawas Valley High School, with the game starting at 6 p.m. They will be taking on the coaching staff and volunteers from the season. They will also be playing on March 28, on integrated teams with staff from the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities including Ray Snyder, Joe Murray, Keith Hilbish, Greg Marsh, and Nate Kamban. This game will be held at Tuscarawas Central Catholic starting at 6 p.m. Spectators are asked to bring a canned good (or canned goods) to this game in support of area food banks.

Spring sports began Sunday, March 19. Sports offered in the spring include bocce (practices at Starlight School or Tuscora Park), bowling (practices held at Boulevard and Wabash Lanes), athletics (practices held at Kelly Field in Midvale), and recreational unified volleyball (practices at Memorial Hall in Dover).

Sign-up sheets went out to the current delegation as well as others who receive services from the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Volunteers are being sought for bocce and athletics (track and field). Volunteers to serve in the capacity of unified partners are also being sought for volleyball.

Anyone interested should contact Richelle Lefler at tuscarawascountyspecialolympic@gmail.com. Most spring sports practice one night or afternoon a week; bowling and athletics on Sundays; bocce on Mondays and/or Wednesdays; and volleyball on Thursdays.