As part of the NCAA Division III's partnership with Special Olympics – which is in its second full year
– Loras hosted their second event this calendar year. In April of 2012, Special Olympics Iowa brought one of their Challenge Day events to the Athletic and Wellness Center and on October 13, the Loras College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee combined forces with Special Olympics Iowa for a Play Day in the Graber Sports Center. The event included ten separate activities for the Olympians.
The NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll is a new story-telling initiative located on ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics
. It features three new stories per month – each highlighting a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event.
The story with the highest number of votes on the 25th
day of each month is the winner. That institution or conference will be given $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. Other perks for winning include being recognized in the Division III Monthly Newsletter and on the Division III Special Olympics website.