Lincoln Southwest Girls Basketball Continues To Score After Cut Down The Nets At State

LINCOLN, NE - The Lincoln Southwest Girls basketball team secured the school's first girls’ basketball title and found a way for the community to show their pride and score for another great Lincoln Southwest team, the Special Olympics Lincoln Southwest Basketball team. 

Varsity, players, coaches and boosters made available shirts to fans so they could show their support and pride in the accomplishment.  Partnering with ArtFX LSWGBB was able to give half of each 2017 “Proven” LSWGBB championship shirt purchase to the LSW Special Olympics Basketball team raising $707.00.  LSW Olympic Basketball will use the funds to support the team various needs including travel, competition, equipment and uniforms. 

"It was great to win the State Championship and we had such outstanding support from the student body, school and community during the entire tournament, so when we decided to commemorate the accomplishment, why not include the entire LSW community.  We (LSWGBB) are always looking for ways to support and invest in LSW not just on the court but off and what better way than our very own Special Olympics basketball team,” said Jeff Rump, Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach.

Supporting shirt purchases were Future Hawks and staff from Scott Middle School, coaches, family, LSW student body, staff, and administration, family members, community members and even Hawk supporters from as far away as Florida.   

Upon receipt of the donation Lynn Strack, Special Education Teacher/Special Olympics Coach Lincoln Southwest High School said, "The LSW Special Olympics Basketball Team would like to give a big thank you to the LSW Girl’s Basketball Team!  You ladies and coaches “Rock!” We can’t thank you enough for your support,"

“As a school we were excited about achieving a Varsity Girls basketball title.  You definitely saw a sense of community those three nights at Pinnacle Bank Arena.  It’s great to see the program capitalize on their recent success at the State Tournament and think of others by giving back benefiting their peers and a great cause like Special Olympics Basketball,” said Kim Carson, LSW Assistant Athletic/Activities Director.

“It was a great season but knowing we could keep scoring by helping others after we cut down the nets makes it even better,” said Bethany Shield, Senior, LSW Varsity basketball Scholar-Athlete.  

For additional information contact Jeff Rump at or 402-436-1306 ext. 4.