Photos: Rowan students, Special Olympics N.J. athletes compete in first Unified Sports Basketball game

On Saturday, Rowan University students and athletes from Special Olympics New Jersey competed in the final home games of the state’s first Unified Sports basketball league.

The league gives athletes from both Rowan University and Special Olympics New Jersey the opportunity to play on the same team in what organizers say is a competitive, five-on-five basketball league.

According to Rowan University, the league is the first of its kind in New Jersey and the first officially in college club programs in the nation.

You can read more about the program on the Rowan University news site.

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