FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host the Region I Special Olympics Spring Games on Tuesday, April 3. The event will take place from 8 a.m. until about noon on the FMU track, behind the softball and baseball fields.
FMU students will volunteer to help cheer for participants and escort them to events. Each volunteer pairs up with an athlete for the day. The volunteer effort is coordinated by FMU’s Psychology Club.
“The Special Olympics Spring Games are an excellent opportunity for FMU students, staff and faculty to get involved with our community,” said Jeff Anastasi, associate professor of psychology at FMU and the Psychology Club’s adviser. “I think the volunteers get as much out of the experience as the athletes do.”
More than 300 Special Olympians from the Pee Dee area, ranging in age from eight to 68, are expected to participate. More than 200 FMU faculty, staff and students are expected to volunteer to assist with the event.
For more information, call Anastasi at 843-661-1633.
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