Special Olympics in Hereford

They laced up their sneakers and prepared to take it to the court. Today the Special Olympics Hereford Basketball Tournament tipped off.

Athletes from across the panhandle faced off for team competition, and learned individual skills.

Freddie Taylor with Special Olympics says, "It's an area tournament that we normally do before our regional tournament. We have 16 teams competing male and female. We're just out here having a great time."