Student body treats Special Olympic basketball team to huge send-off

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A high school student body and faculty showed support for some of their fellow students in a big way.

Friday, students, staff, band and flag team members lined the front lobby and lawn of the school to send their Special Olympics basketball team off to Timberland High to compete against other district high schools.

Berkeley High School Principal Steven Steele says that he wants all the Stag student-athletes to know that they are champions.

"It is our goal to ensure that our students know that they have an entire school behind them anytime they go off to compete," Steele said. "Today was a great day to be a Stag, and I hope that every single student here knows that they are loved and supported."

Steele said that the send-off was a result of planning and collaboration between Special Services teacher Brian Welch, Head Football Coach Randy Robinson, Assistant Principal for Athletics Charlie Harrison, and Varsity Softball Coach Kelley Dillon.

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