WHAT: About 20 students with special needs, along with general education partners, will take part in a Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game during half time at the Mayfair High School varsity basketball game against Artesia High School. The game is part of a program designed to boost understanding, acceptance and friendship.

The participants are members of Mayfair’s LAFF (Learning Acceptance through Friends and Fun) Club, which creates connections between students in the special and general education programs.

Special needs students will also partner with the cheerleaders to support players.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3

WHERE: Mayfair High School, 6000 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood

WHO: Mayfair’s LAFF Club holds regular events to build connections among the diverse student population on the campus, including an annual video shoot.

The Special Olympics Unified Sports program includes more than 1 million people worldwide who work to break down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities. It Is based on the premise that understanding and acceptance are more quickly fostered when teammates train, play and compete together.

MEDIA: For more information, call 909-206-5304.