"I will endeavor to retain the spirit of youth"
~Sigma Chi Creed, George Ade ΔΔ 1887

Sigs Help Special Olympians Boiler Up!

The Special Olympics unified basketball teams included Sigs Quentin Douglass ‘18 (Green 25), Dexter Odle ’17 (Green 21), Jared Marcotte ’18 (Orange 25) and Drew Greene ’19 (Orange 23). Also participating is Special Olympian Sig Ryan Steele ’11 (Green 23).

Sigs Team Up with Special Olympics Basketball Team

Four Sigs, Drew Greene ‘19, Jared Marcotte ‘18, Dexter Odle ‘17 and Quentin Douglass ‘18, joined a group of Special Olympic athletes in a unified basketball exhibition scrimmage held at halftime of the Purdue men’s game against Southern Indiana. Special Olympics unified basketball teams partner players without special needs with Special Olympic athletes.

Fans Cheer On Teams

At this exhibition game played in front of a crowd of 10,000 fans, two Sigs played with three Special Olympic athletes on each team. With Sigs J.T. Garnett ’17 and Phil Steele ’77 officiating, both teams worked the ball and made some great plays and shots. Special Olympian Sig Ryan Steele ’11 failed to connect on a couple of three point attempts as the crowd cheered for both teams until the final buzzer sounded.

Drew Greene ’19 who organized the Sigma Chi participants commented, “This was really fun. To be out playing on Keady Court and helping the Special Olympic players have a great experience is very rewarding. We were happy to help out.”