NORMAL — The Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament will be Friday through Sunday at Illinois State's Horton Field House and Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center.
More than 1,700 athletes and 140 teams will take part. Action is from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.The Opening Ceremony and Parade of Athletes will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Horton Field House.
To compete, athletes must have trained for at least eight weeks. Senior/male and high school teams qualified through one of nine district tournaments. All teams will play at least two games and the tournament will be played according to IHSA rules.