CSU to Host Special OlympicsMarch 28, 2008
By CSU Sports Information
CHARLESTON, S.C. – For the second-straight year, the Area 6 Special Olympics Spring Games will be held on the Bagwell-Settle Track at Charleston Southern University. The event will start at 9:30 a.m. on April 3 and will feature various events throughout the day.
Charleston Southern student-athletes will be heavily involved as volunteers for the event as they were a year ago.
"Special Olympics South Carolina is excited about the partnership with Charleston Southern University,” commented Sue Maner, vice president of programs and communications for the Special Olympics South Carolina. “With the university hosting the annual Spring Games for Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties, athletes have enjoyed competing on first class facilities with the assistance of the university student volunteers. The maturity of the student volunteers, topped off with their enthusiasm, has made the Games a wonderful experience for our athletes (in the past). We look forward to many more opportunities to partner with Charleston Southern University for year-round sports competitions for the area Special Olympics program. "
The chance to serve the Special Olympians is a natural fit for Charleston Southern, where a servant’s attitude is a point of emphasis around the campus.
“I think it is a real privilege for Charleston Southern to host the Special Olympics games,” said CSU Athletics Director Hank Small, who will also have the responsibility of ringing in the games. “We all benefit a great deal by having these athletes compete on our campus. They represent the very best of competition. We benefit so much from seeing the joy in their faces.”