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What a way to start Winter Break!

Congratulations to Cody High School DPSCD’s first Special Olympics, Unified Basketball PSL Champions!!

Also, a shout out to runner up @DetroitCentral1 for being part of a competitive game. We are #bettertogether and supporting #inclusion through the DPSCD’s Office of Exceptional Student Education (ESE).

Meanwhile, at the varsity level, fist bumps to the Cass Tech boys and Renaissance girls basketball teams for rising and winning their respective league championships. Congrats to all the athletes, partners, and coaches on a great day for DPSCD, its Offices of Athletics and ESE!

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The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) invites the community to cheer on the new generation of PSL (Public School League) basketball legends during the PSL Basketball Championship on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at the Wayne State University Fieldhouse. Game times will be at 1 p.m. (Unified Championship); 3 p.m. (Girls Varsity Championship) and 5 p.m. (Boys Varsity Championship).

Unified Championship Makes History

Thanks to a strong partnership between DPSCD’s Office of Athletics and the Office of Exceptional Student Education (ESE), the Unified League was created this school year, enabling students with or without an intellectual or developmental disability, an opportunity to participate in basketball and play in a championship game.

“The goal of the program is to have sports foster relationships on and off the court,” said Sarah Jardine, Supervisor Adapted Physical Education and Special Olympics with DPSCD. “The inception of the Unified League, culminating with our championship between teams from Cody and Central, supports DPSCD’s initiative to ensure that all students are included,” said Jardine, noting that Unified League teams can be  co-ed (male and female) although the teams from Cody and Central this year are all male. “We hope it is the beginning of more sports like this to come,” she added.

PSL Basketball Awards to be Announced, Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 18, 2023, at 12 p.m.

In addition to seeing several highly ranked boys and girls PSL teams in action, fans will also find out which players earned a spot on the PSL’s All City Teams as well as who will be named the PSL’s Mr. and Ms. Basketball on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at the Wayne State Field House. Bring your family and tell your neighbors and friends. Tickets cost $10 each and are good for the whole day. They can be purchased starting at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, February 18, 2023, by going to

DPSCD, The Future is Rising!