Congratulations to the Ada S. McKinley Panthers on winning the State Championship and making history!

Our Special Olympics Men’s Basketball Team not only claimed the number one spot in the 2024 State Championship, they are the winners of the first consecutive back-to-back state title in basketball ever!

They faced their first opponent, the Evanston B Team, winning 40-29. The second game was a dog fight. They played the SRR-Lincoln Way Hawks for the 2nd year in a row in a championship game, maintaining a 7-point lead until they finally pulled away in the 4th quarter and won 48 – 33.

This is the 4th state title for Ada S. McKinley Panthers who represent Region D – Division 8 for Special Olympics of Illinois. We are extremely proud of this team!

LET’S GO, PANTHERS! (insert “We Are the Champions” by Queen)