BUTTE — More than 700 Special Olympics athletes competed in the State Basketball tournament in Butte over the weekend.
The three-day event featured more than 30 athletes from the Flathead Valley on traditional 5-on-5 teams and 3-on-3 half court teams.
The Kalispell Krushers were well-represented with four teams competing while the Whitefish Thunder showcased two traditional 5 on 5 adult teams.
More than 250 volunteers helped put on the event from 44 different regions across the state.
Along with basketball, athletes enjoyed an opening ceremony and a pool day featuring a carnival and special dance.