The LPH program is open to all full-time freshmen students entering their first semester in the fall of 2013.
Local Program Hosts are responsible for being a liaison between the Special Olympics Committee and the county participants to which the LPH is assigned. You will spend your weekend getting to know your athletes, cheering them on during competition, creating posters & cheers to support them, and setting an overall positive and exuberant tone for the weekend!
You will not be asked to provide medical attention or other professional services for the athletes or coaches, nor will you be expected to manage any of the responsibilities of the Committee. Your main goal is to create a personal and positive experience for every athlete at the Festival!
Absolutely not! Through our LPH training program, all questions, concerns, and "fears" are addressed, and absolutely no experience is required. The various workshops. seminars, and interactions planned by the LPH committee will generate a dynamic dialogue that will provide all the "experience" an LPH needs.
LPHs are expected to be present throughout the entire Fall Festival, with the focus of the LPH experience centered around cheering and supporting their county's athletes and developing personal interactions and relationships with these athletes and coaches. You should be available for all LPH committee meetings, held at 7:30 PM every Tuesday in the East Lounge from the end of September until the Fall Festival, and be present for the entire Fall Festival from 2 p.m. on Friday, November 1st until 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. You should also demonstrate a willingness to interact with your fellow LPHs, learn more about the Special Olympics movement, and conduct yourself with an open mind and a great attitude!!!