Hi! My name is Dennis Gustafson and I am the coach of the HOPE Twisters. The Twisters are a Special Olympics basketball team sponsored by HOPE Agency that has been together since 2014. We have won the State tournament in our division once and came in second a couple of times over the past several years. Our team consists of eight young men ages 21-42. We have a lot of fun playing basketball and it is good exercise too! The model for Special Olympics is, “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” My assistant coach is Terry Farrell. This year there is a possibility of eight more people joining us for basketball practice and making another basketball team! It is a pleasure working with these young men and we look forward to another successful year! The gym that we had been using for the past four years is unavailable this year. Thank you very much for letting us use your fine facility for practice time on Tuesdays from 4 – 6 p.m. We will have plenty of chaperones available and you are invited to stop by and see us practice sometime! Our practices start October 30 and will be held on most Tuesdays through March. Thanks again for your support!