The 6th annual Alfred State Special Olympics Track & Field Spectacular has been nominated for a NCAA DIII Grant. The event held at Pioneer Stadium in May is competing vs. two other Special Olympics events this month for a $500 grant.
Held on May 4th, nearly 300 athletes from 13 school districts competed in one track event and one field event. The event featured nearly 200 teachers, aides, and volunteers from the schools and another 100 members of the Alfred State athletic department (coaches and student-athletes) that helped facilitate the events.
Alfred State's Track & Field Spectacular is competing vs. events held at Dominican (IL) University and RPI for the monthly award.
Click here to vote starting Friday, June. 1. The winner will be selected June 26, 2018
Division III and Special Olympics have partnered with each other since 2011. This partnership provides the opportunity for student-athletes to engage with Special Olympics and collaborate with existing student-led programs on campus. It also serves 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