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Disabilities Panel 2013

Special Olympics Week

Start getting excited for Fall Festival!  The following events will take place across campus:

Disabilities Panel: Tuesday, September 25th | Villanova Room | 7:00pm
The Panel will feature members of the Villanova community, including students, professors, and staff members as well as Special Olympics athletes and parents.  Panelists will share experiences, give personal insight into their particular disability, and take questions from the audience.  Co-sponsored by LeVel. The event is ACS- and SLC-Approved.

Saturday, September 22 | Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day and St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service 

Monday, September 23 | Volunteer Info Night, Dougherty Hall East Lounge | 7:30pm Chance for prospective volunteers to sign up for a specific position during Fall Festival

Tuesday, September 24 Disabilities Panel, Villanova Room | 7:00pm  

Wednesday, September 25 - STRIDES 5K Run, Quad | 6:00pm Help show your support for Special Olympics by registering for this 5k walk/run

5:00pm - Registration for STRIDES, Quad

6:00pm - Race starts for STRIDES, Quad

Thursday, September 26 - Volunteer Info Night, Connelly Cinema | 7:30pm Chance for prospective volunteers to sign up for a specific position during Fall Festival

Would you like to support Special Olympics Fall Festival at Villanova to make 2014 the best competition yet? Check out our volunteer page, or Donate Here


"Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
— Athlete Oath


How to Get Involved

How to Get Involved

Click here to learn about Volunteer opportunities!

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

DID YOU KNOW...?

DID YOU KNOW...?

Fact:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the first International Special Olympics Games in 1968. Held at Chicago's Soldier Field, the event consisted of 1,000 athletes from 26 states and Canada competing in track and field, swimming, and floor hockey.