For the 31st consecutive year, the city of Minot will host the Special Olympics North Dakota State Basketball Tournament.
Leaders of the event are looking for volunteers seeking to make a difference.
The two day event will be held March 15th and 16th in the Minot State University Dome, Bishop Ryan High School and Burdick Job Corps.
The Special Olympics North Dakota is a non-profit organization which provides year round sporting events.
Games are divided up according to skill level.
Ages of the participants range anywhere from eight to 70.
Nearly 40 basketball teams from around the state will be competing for gold.
But as the superintendent of Bishop Ryan will tell you, sportsmanship is just as important as the competition.
(Terry Voiles, Superintendent, Bishop Ryan School) "Let me win but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt. That is what it boils down to. For the most part, win or lose a minute after the game it's forgotten and they got their arms going down the court together."
To sign up as a volunteer call 701-746-0331. For more information about the event visit special-olympics-north-dakota dot org.