Local Program Hosts

One Weekend, a World of Transformations

Since its inception in 2002, the Local Program Host (LPH) program has become one of the best ways freshman can become heavily involved in the Villanova community and have an immediate impact.

Through the program, the approximately 90 freshmen selected to participate will undergo a rewarding and fulfilling experience that will acclimate participants with the basic ideals and philosophy of the Special Olympics movement and create bonds with those who share similar passions for volunteerism. Inspired by the Villanova program, Special Olympics North America (SONA) has begun implementing its own adaptations of the LPH program throughout its various programs across North America.

LPH Stage
The LPH's of the 27th Fall Festival

About the LPH Committee

The LPH Committee for the 28th Fall Festival consists of senior Kelcy Mackell, junior Abby Koeller, and sophomore Mike Monagle. General questions regarding the LPH program can be addressed to lph@villanovaspo.com .


Contact Us

Contact Us

Special Olympics Office
215 Dougherty Hall
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Email: For Villanova students volunteering opportunties, please contact Oncampusvols@villanovaspo.com
For those coming from off campus, please contact Offcampusvols@villanovaspo.com

Support the Fall Festival!

Would you like to support Special Olympics Fall Festival at Villanova to make 2016 the best competition yet? Check out our volunteer page, or Donate Here.

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