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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 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.

It's easy to pitch in and do your part: donate today or check out our other fundraising events.

For more information, contact our Fundraising committee at

Thank you for your continued support of the Fall Festival!



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Special Olympics Office 
215 Dougherty Hall
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085

Email: For Villanova students volunteering opportunties, please contact
For those coming from off campus, please contact

Support Fall Festival!

Would you like to support Special Olympics Fall Festival at Villanova to make 2018 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