Yay! They’re Back!

It's Fall Festival weekend at Villanova University, the time of year when our campus is taken over by the Special Olympics. Held during the first or second weekend in November since 1989, the campus hosts over 1,000 athletes, 400 coaches, 4,000 volunteers, and the many corporate sponsors and media outlets that will provide coverage for … Continue reading Yay! They’re Back!

AcaSPOlooza

This post is a summary of an event I attended at Villanova tonight with my wife and son which combined two of my favorite activities at Villanova- student a cappella groups and the Special Olympics. I've written before about how big the Special Olympics are at Nova. For one weekend in November, our campus hosts … Continue reading AcaSPOlooza

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

That is the motto of the Special Olympics, and it was in full evidence this weekend for the annual Fall Festival held at Villanova University. It is my favorite weekend at Villanova, and each year I leave impressed both with the athletes as well as with the Villanova students. Held during the first or second … Continue reading “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Welcome to Villanova’s A Cappella SpOlooza

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 … Continue reading Welcome to Villanova’s A Cappella SpOlooza