Villa Marie News

Special Olympics State Basketball Info

State Special Olympics Basketball—Saturday, April 7th, 2018
North Star High School, 5801 N 33rd St, Lincoln
Information for 3-on-3 Games and Individual Skills

Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 am..
Individual Skills will begin at 9:30 am in the small gym. (Joshua, Charlie, and Rosalyiah) When we are done we will stay in the gym for awards, and pictures.
9:30 a.m.—Our 3-on-3 Team (Kurtis, Luke, Matt, Scout, Sam, Emma, Sapphire, and Coltin) will play the Cadet Shooters Team on Court 1.
10:50 a.m.—Our 3-on-3 Team will play either the Madonna Blue or Norris Titans Red Team on Court 1 if we win the first game and on Court 2 if we lose the first game.

We are very proud of all of our athletes and very grateful to our coaches, Matt Jilek and Greg Gibney for so generously volunteering their time to work with them every week since October. We hope everyone can come for all or part of the day to cheer on our athletes who have worked so hard. And we can’t wait to see them in their new uniforms!

Go Villa Marie Eagles!

Villa Marie Basketball program gets UPLIFTED

The Villa Marie Basketball team will soon have new uniforms and a new outside basketball court thanks to their Coach Matt Jilek and a community of people who care.

Years of asphalt fixes have been replaced with a beautiful, smooth and level cement surface.  Thanks to an anonymous donor who heard about the need and agreed to provide the service.

The school was able to purchase new athletic uniforms, which will not only be worn for Special Olympics basketball, but able to be used for bowling and track competitions as well as for group outings and field trips.  The school was able to go with a sleeved reversible jersey and reversible shorts in royal blue and white, a change from what has been worn for the last 15-20 years.  After an article in the Southern Nebraska Register listed the new uniforms as a wish of the school, generous donors sent in the funding to make it possible.  The Villa Marie Eagles basketball team will defend their State Basketball Championship Title, and three students will challenge in individual skills on April 7th while wearing their sharp new uniforms.