Stars Basketball is a special needs basketball program that provides individuals with developmental disabilities an opportunity to learn basic basketball skills and play games for a six-week session during the spring and fall of each year. Games are played for recreation and leisure, to promote team opportunities, peer socialization, exercise and physical fitness. The spring session starts in March and ends in April. The fall session starts in September and ends in October.

Monday and Thursday evening teams are divided up based on age groups. However, players may also request to participate on any team that more closely matches their current skill level. Both leisure sessions and competitive sessions are offered. Leisure games are made up of team members that may have limited basketball skills and are slower paced in their execution of the game.

Medals are awarded to each player on the last scheduled game of the session. Players are asked to bring snacks to share with the team for the refreshment table for the last game.

Registrations for Stars Basketball are due two months ahead of sessions. The cost of the six-week session is $35.00 per individual if you are an Ollie Webb Center member, $45 if you are not a member. Scholarships are available upon request. We recommend that each participant consult with their physician prior to beginning a new fitness, exercise, or sports program. Registrations must be in and processed before a player is allowed to play.

Judy Bednarz is the basketball site coordinator; coaches are volunteers, most of them are Creighton University students.

Monday Sessions
Children’s League 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. (when offered)
Adult Leisure 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Adult Competitive 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday Sessions
Teen Leisure 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Teen Competitive 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Alexis Ehrhardt, Arc Programs Manager at 402-346-5220 or email

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