2017 Special Olympics Fall Festival

The 29th annual Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. For one weekend each year, Villanova University opens its campus up to over 1,000 athletes, 400 coaches, and 6,000 volunteers from the Villanova Student Body, surrounding community, and corporations. The athletes who participate in the Fall Festival compete in a total of six Olympic-type sports including bocce, long distance running, power-lifting, roller skating, soccer and volleyball. However, sporting events are just a small component of the overall weekend. Villanova's campus is transformed into an athlete's wonderland, incorporating Opening Ceremonies; a parade; Healthy Athlete screenings; an Olympic Town offering face painting, food and fun; a Victory Dance; and Closing Ceremonies. Spectators are encouraged to visit any of the competition venues on or near campus and become a "Fan in the Stand" at Special Olympics Pennsylvania's second largest event of the year.For more information about volunteering, visit the official Villanova University Fall Festival Web site at http://specialolympics.villanova.edu/ Visit http://specialolympicspa.org/ to learn about this and other competitions around the state.