The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival is the annual state-wide competition for Special Olympics Pennsylvania that is hosted by Villanova University. Villanova welcomes over 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities to campus. Areas of competition include bocce, long distance running/walking, powerlifting, roller skating, soccer, and volleyball. Come to the Pavilion Friday evening for the inspiring Opening Ceremonies, and be sure to visit the Quad on Saturday and Sunday, as it is transformed into Olympic Town - a street festival of entertainment for the athletes and families.
The weekend costs several hundreds of thousands of dollars to produce. Your donation to Strides helps to enable us to continue offering all competition and other opportunities free of charge to the athletes and their families, which allows everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field. Thanks for your kindness and generosity!
Fundraising is an integral part of the Fall Festival. The Villanova Special Olympics Committee takes pride in being able to not only offer a great venue for athlete competition, but also a memorable weekend of fun and camaraderie. Our Opening Ceremonies, Olympic Town, Victory Dance, and other entertainment has made Villanova's Fall Festival a favorite for athletes, volunteers, and coaches alike. However, none of these activities or competitions would be possible without the support of fans like you.
For more information, contact our Fundraising committee at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support of the Fall Festival!
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“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