Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Super stars

More than 100 visitors crowded the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center Aug. 31 to witness Athletes Without Limits play against a team from Arc of Detroit. The charity basketball event was a fundraiser for the Special Olympics Hybrid Basketball Team and was organized by Westland Police Officers Chaim Kozak and Rodney Donald. Athletes Without Limits is a combined group of Special Olympic athletes who travel the world playing other special needs athletes. “Officer Kozak and I were approached by the Arc of Detroit explaining they were in need of funds for traveling expenses, equipment etc.,” commented Donald.  “We both felt this was important for these special athletes to be able to live out their dreams, thus creating the charity basketball event.” The event raised $1,375 through donations, which was awarded to the team at the Sept. 16 Westland City Council meeting.