Basketball program for children with special needs starts Sept. 12

The “Ed Beardsley” Discovery Basketball Program will start on Monday, Sept. 12 and runs through Dec. 12. 

The program is held at the “new” Bristol Boys & Girls Club, 255 West St. in Bristol. The program introduces the game of basketball to the players with special needs and teaches them the various phases of the game as they progress in their ability to pass and shoot the ball. 

If you are interested, contact Dee Valerio-Matyka, (860) 584-1828 or e-mail,

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