Joe Pignatelli Gives Unified Basketball a Voice – by Sandy McBride

Joe Pignatelli, a senior at Mechanicville High School, has gone from being a quiet, withdrawn, often-picked-on teenager to a spokesman for the Unified Basketball Program which is under the auspices of both the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics.  Unified Basketball is a rapidly growing sport which brings together students, both boys and girls, with intellectual disabilities and students with no such disabilities and gives them the opportunity to work together and shine on the basketball court.

Article in the 05-19 edition.

The Express Newspaper May 19, 2016