January 17, 2014
Special Olympics Basketball Event Jan. 26
The Wentworth Athletic Department is proud to host a basketball skills clinic and tournament with the Special Olympics on Sunday, January 26. The skills clinic will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the tournament held between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The Division III Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) initiated a partnership with Special Olympics at the 2011 NCAA Convention. The official launch of the partnership was August 1, 2011.
The purpose of the partnership is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes; to provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes; and to raise awareness about Special Olympics and the programs and services provided.
The partnership will serve as another opportunity to demonstrate the citizenship and comprehensive learning attributes of Division III student-athletes. Student-athletes giving back to their local (and often national and international) communities not only adds to the comprehensive learning component of Division III, but also provides a venue for passion and service.
More information can be found online: http://www.ncaa.org/d3specialolympics
- Dennis Nealon