ASEA Member Showcased for Coaching

Screenshot 2018 6 17 EMPIREFor eight hours every weekday at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center, she’s simply known as “PO Sully.”

But on the weekends, to a group of young adults on the basketball court, she goes by a slightly different name: “Coach Sully.”

For the past decade, Katie Sullivan has helped coach a basketball team of 10-14 young adults with special needs for the Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games. The team, dubbed the Juneau Rebounders, practices once a week for close to three months in the spring to prepare for the June event. The Games attracted six different teams this year, and like the past three summers, the Juneau Rebounders took home the gold medal, defeating Tanana Valley Hawks 30-25 in the championship.

Sullivan lights up whenever she talks about the team.

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