According to the Best Buddies website, the group is a registered Canadian charity focused on making society “more inclusive and accepting of people with intellectual disabilities.”
In the event, each student has 60 seconds to shoot as many baskets as they can. The top male, female and buddy who get the most baskets nationally each get $500.
The top buddy at St. John was Jonah Cavalier, with the top male being Jake Mitchell, and the top female Alaiya Blue.
There are about 140 schools across Canada that the students from St. John will be competing with.
The students that were participating were mostly from Grades 7 and 8.
There were about 57 participants for the event, with 15 volunteers helping count the number of baskets and contain stray basketballs.
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