Baseball Voucher Books 2015
UVA at Harbor Park 2015
Big Blue 5K 2015
Bark in the Park 2015
2015 Football Season Tickets
Spring Football 2015
Monarch Maniacs
Uploaded Ad
Tickets for Troops

Monarchs Make Huge Impression on Special Olympics

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: April 16, 2013
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image

April 16, 2013

Photo Gallery

NORFOLK, Va. - For the fourth-straight year and third consecutive at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, Special Olympics were held on the campus of Old Dominion Tuesday afternoon.

"Old Dominion football was honored again today to play a small role in the Special Olympics little feet meet event at S.B. Ballard Stadium. I am always proud of our players and the other students here at ODU that volunteer their time to make these special athletes feel like Champions," ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder said. "A big thank you to all the volunteer staff members that had Foreman Field rocking with enthusiasm for our celebrity guests today."

Approximately 270 students participated in 19 events, ranging from the standing long jump, the football throw and the soccer kick, among others. There were attendees from 11 elementary schools, five high schools and two middle schools, with varying responsibilities including, station workers, chaperones as well as the band from Booker T. Washington High School.

"It's amazing to see all the kids we bring out, to help everyone that can't have what we have" ODU defensive tackle Dominique Guinn-Bailey said. "It is a great thing to help all the kids and lift their spirits up, even if it's just for one day."

The Monarch football team was out in full force, helping athletes along the way and working different stations.

"It means so much to all of us, to come out here and see these kids smile and have fun, it makes us appreciate are life a lot more," ODU quarterback Taylor Heinicke said.


Football Season Tickets 2015
ODU Spring Football 2015
Baseball Voucher Books 2015
UVA at Harbor Park 2015
Big Blue 5K 2015
March Auctions
Bark in the Park 2015
Tickets the Troops
ODAF Donor Spotlight
Monarch Media