Cavaliers Team Up with Special Olympics
PORTLAND, Ore.—Earlier this month, members of the Concordia University Student Athletic Leadership Team (SALT) teamed up with more than 100 Special Olympic athletes from across the Portland metropolitan area.
With 14 representatives from five different sports on hand, the Cavaliers provided instruction and set up drills for instant evaluation and feedback to the area Special Olympic athletes. The event was the first of what Concordia and the Special Olympics hope to be a long-term collaboration between the two entities.
Working with five different sports throughout the year, Concordia has been a host site for practice and competition for basketball, and is currently looking to expand into soccer, volleyball, softball and track and field.
“They were looking for schools to be involved and we at Concordia were looking for volunteer openings to get involved with,” Concordia Assistant Athletic Director Carrie Kosderka-Farrell said. “This will provide them with a practice facility on Sundays and give our students on-campus service opportunities to participate in.”
Concordia will be hosting Special Olympics for basketball on Feb. 5 during the Corban basketball game and will follow up with a skills clinic on the morning of the Feb. 6.
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