This was almost more than I could handle.
Tonight, Villanova put on an event that combines two of the things I have come to love at Villanova – a cappella performances and the Special Olympics.
The event, known as A Cappella SpOlooza (SpO is the nickname used on campus for the Special Olympics), serves as a fundraiser for SpO and a chance to showcase some of the amazing singing talents of our students.
A total of seven a cappella groups, some all-male, some all-female, and some co-ed, each sang two songs. But the highlight of the evening was when several Special Olympic athletes got up on stage along with various members of the a cappella groups and sang Sweet Caroline.
It never sounded, or looked, better. And as you will see, the students in the audience were just as into it as the performers:
It was another wonderful evening at Villanova, showing that we’re more than a top-ranked basketball program or number one business school (I had to get that in).
This is a school of multi-talented individuals with a strong sense of community, passion, and empathy.
P.S. Here are some of my previous posts about Villanova’s Special Olympics Fall Festival, the best weekend on campus every year.
- 2017: Another Special Weekend at Villanova
- 2016: “Why Do They Hate Us? I Love Everyone.”
- 2015: I Just Fell in Love with Villanova – Again