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Our Committee is foremost concerned with making sure all Special Olympics athletes have an amazing experience at the Fall Festival.  As a result, the Committee annually invites an Athlete Representative to attend our meetings and confer with the Management Team in the planning and development stages of the Festival. This way, we can ensure that an athlete perspective is provided for all the decisions we make.

Athlete Representative - Liz Smith

This year we are happy to welcome back Liz Smith to the Special Olympics Committee! Liz is a Global Messenger with Special Olympics Pennsylvania and has been competing in Special Olympics competitions for over 20 years.  While playing Basketball, Softball, Track, Long Distance Running, Golf, Bowling, Swimming, and her favorite sport, Soccer, Liz has collected over 100 medals!  When not competing, Liz works in Food Service at Swarthmore College in her hometown of Swarthmore, PA.

4 More Things You Didn't Know About Liz Smith

  1. Liz has been a speaker at numerous events at Villanova University, including our annual VIP reception and our annual Disabilities Panel!
  2. In addition to speaking at these events, Liz has also competed in 5v5 & 11v11 soccer at the Fall Festival.  Liz's team won the gold medal for 11v11 soccer at the 2012 Fall Festival!
  3. Liz's favorite hobby is taking care of her wonderful dog, Hadley.
  4. Liz is a huge fan of musicals and knows most of the words to many

Helpful Links

Want to see some pictures of last years Olympic Town and Opening Ceremonies? Excited to Compete in this year's Fall Festival? Preview Competition Information and the Schedule.


•  Bocce

•  Long Distance Running

•  Power Lifting

•  Rollerskating

•  Soccer

•  Volleyball

•  Young Athletes Program