NEWS RELEASE: Special Events for Special Olympics

News Release

For release on 27 May 2016Special-Olympics-logo-463x500

MEDIA CONTACTS

Kirsten Kenny, Special Olympics Club President, kennykr@plu.edu

Rebecca Hultman, Unified Sports Coordinator, hultmara@plu.edu

Special Events for Special Olympics

Will you be on campus or in the Tacoma area over the summer? Are you looking for some activity? The Special Olympics Club at Pacific Lutheran University will be offering social events on campus over the summer and throughout fall semester for Unified athletes as well as PLU students.

Unified athletes are local students with special needs who compete in the Special Olympics Unified Sports Program. These athletes are partnered with high school and college students without special needs and compete at the local, state and regional level in soccer, basketball, bowling and flag football tournaments and games.

The summer social events will consist of recreational activities such as volleyball, basketball, soccer and flag football. They will also offer an arts and crafts time as well as down time for movies and board games. Unified athletes will be there and look forward to having the chance to have fun with PLU students.

How can you get involved? Over the summer, these events will be taking place at the sand volleyball court at PLU in between Pflueger Hall and the University Center every Saturday at 12 p.m. All PLU students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

“We are hoping these events will boost club membership. All PLU students are welcome to attend the events as well as our monthly club meetings. We plan our events with Unified athletes and PLU students in mind, so they are always really fun,” said Kirsten Kenny, Special Olympics Club President.

Fall social events are being planned and those will include movie nights, soccer practices and arts and crafts days. Monthly meetings are also being planned for fall semester. More information is to come on those in September.

For more information on club membership or social events, contact specialolympics@plu.edu.

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The Special Olympics Club at Pacific Lutheran University strives to create a connection between college students and local students with special needs. Monthly social events are put on to bridge the gap between students with and without special needs.



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