Eagles to host Special Olympics Night

Eagles basketball players and coaches pose for a photo with Special Olympics athletes at a recent clinic.
Eagles basketball players and coaches pose for a photo with Special Olympics athletes at a recent clinic.

Polk State Basketball will host Special Olympics Night on Saturday, Feb. 6, as the Eagles play State College of Florida in a Suncoast Conference matchup at 4 p.m. 

Special Olympians will arrive at 3 p.m. and tour the gym, the coaches' office, and the basketball locker room. 

During halftime, Special Olympics athletes will play a basketball game.

Right before the second half starts, Shelley Henry, Polk County Director of Special Olympics, will make a special presentation to the Eagles coaches and athletes in recognition of their support of Special Olympics. 

"Our basketball team did a volunteer event back in December for the Polk County Special Olympics Basketball Competition," said Head Coach Matt Furjanic. "They were very excited and grateful for the enthusiasm our players showed by being there all day and interacting with the athletes." 

After the game, Special Olympians will gather for photos with the players and coaches.

Dec 06
Men's Basketball 5:00 PM
vs. Gulf Coast State College
@ Marianna, FL
Chipola College Classic Marianna, FL
Dec 07
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
at Chipola College
Chipola College Classic Marianna, FL
Dec 14
Men's Basketball 12:00 PM
vs. Florida State College at Jacksonville
@ Ocala, FL
JUCO Shootout Ocala, FL
Dec 15
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
vs. Pensacola State College
@ Ocala, FL
JUCO Shootout Ocala, FL
Jan 01
Men's Basketball 3:00 PM
vs. College of Central Florida
Winter Haven, FL
Jan 04
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, FL
Jan 11
Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
vs. St. Petersburg College
Winter Haven, FL
CONF ALL

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