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 80 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.

About the LPH Committee

The LPH Committee is advised by the Director of Human Resources, Elise Keale. This year's LPH Committee is Thomas Rodriguez, Carl Sonnenschein and Katy Funabashi. They look forward to meeting lots of applicants from the Class of 2019! 


Applications are now available.  They must be turned in to Dougherty 214 no later than Friday, September 4th at 2:00pm. 

General questions regarding the LPH program can be addressed to lph@villanovaspo.com .

Contact Us

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 offcampusvols@villanovaspo.com.

For all other inquiries contact info@villanovaspo.com.

Support the Fall Festival!

Would you like to support Special Olympics Fall Festival at Villanova to make 2015 the best competition yet? Check out our volunteer page, or Donate Here.

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— Athlete Oath

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