Penn State Intercom......April 19 , 2001

Special Olympics
needs volunteers

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania 2001 Summer Games will take place June 7 to 10 on the University Park campus. The games offer 2,050 Special Olympic athletes from throughout Pennsylvania the experience of a lifetime.

The success of the games is dependent on 2,500 volunteers in many different areas. The 2001 Summer Games kick off with opening ceremonies on Thursday evening, June 7. During the competition, athletes have the opportunity to participate in nine sports venues: athletics, aquatics, basketball, gymnastics, softball, golf, tennis, equestrian and bowling. Athletes also spend the evening at Sports Fest trying out new challenges. Closing ceremonies and the Victory Dance top off the Summer Games on Saturday night.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania organizers ask that faculty and staff get involved as support or sports volunteers. To register, request a registration form by calling (800) 865-3600 or send an e-mail to Bob and Maureen Dunham at

For more information about Special Olympics Pennsylvania, check the Web at