The 2014 Festival will be held November 7th, 8th, and 9th!
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization offers over 260 local and sectional events and four major statewide events - Winter Games, Summer Games, State Floor Hockey Tournament, and Fall Festival - in 23 sports with the opportunity for athletes to advance to regional and international competition. Be sure to read more about this year's 26th annual Fall Festival here on our website and visit www.specialolympicspa.org for more information about other SOPA events.
Click on the link below to complete the application form, applications are due Monday, January 20th, by 5:00 pm. Once you have submitted this application, please sign up for a first-round group interview by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The sign-up sheet can be found in the Student Development Office, Dougherty 214. Please send a picture of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you submit the completed online application below.
Please direct any application questions to Erin Hannon at email@example.com. Thank you for applying!
Special Olympics Office
215 Dougherty Hall
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-7244
Email: For non-Villanova volunteer related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other inquiries contact email@example.com
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
— Athlete Oath
"Of all the places these Special Olympians go, no group of volunteers is kinder, more encouraging, or makes them feel more at home than the ones at Villanova University."
— The Delaware County Times
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“The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival is unlike any other event at Villanova. With great reason, athletes, volunteers, and students alike regularly remark that Fall Festival is their favorite weekend of the year. Nothing else unites our campus with as much enthusiasm, and nothing makes Villanova as wonderful as experiencing the athletes’ excitement, sportsmanship, and joy.”
–Paul Insley, ’14
2013 Director of Competition