Locals raise money for Special Olympics Basketball team

Three Lynchburg athletes play on the Independents Special Olympics Basketball Team, the Independents: brother Brad and Thad Reeves, and Tim Sullenger (all far right). {Image Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — For such a small town, Lynchburg really does have an enormous heart. Two local businesses have partnered to support three Moore County Special Olympians.

Lynchburg boasts three outstanding athletes on the Special Olympics Tennessee Area 13 – Lower Cumberland Region basketball team: Tim Sullenger, and brothers Brad and Thad Reeves. Two Moore County small businesses are hosting a public fundraiser to help get their team, The Independents, new jerseys.

Velma’s Candy and Lynchburg T Shirt Company are working together to purchase not only new jerseys but matching shorts for players. They’re using the Facebook fundraising feature to raise money. Their goal is $600. As of this article, they reached $465 of that goal. Click here to donate. Or if you would prefer to give in person, please stop by Lynchburg T Shirts located at 359 Majors Bolevard. One hundred percent of all money raised will go to the team. Any additional money raised will be donated to the team to help cover their team travel expenses. •

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