Longmont's Silver Creek hosts tourney placing unity over competition

For students of St. Vrain Valley high schools, basketball doesn't discriminate.

Special needs students and traditional students gathered on Saturday morning for an inaugural basketball tournament against schools.
 
Silver Creek High School set the scene for friendly competition between various Unified Basketball teams. The program focuses on bringing students with special needs together with typical athletes similar to the Special Olympics.
 
Kyle Schuyler, the athletic director for Silver Creek High school, helped organize Saturday's event. He and other organizers sought to create a positive environment that gives participants a fun way to provide support. He said he hoped to "see the community and kids cheering for each other."