W&L SAAC Hosts Special Olympics

LEXINGTON, Va. --- Washington and Lee University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) sponsored a basketball game in conjunction with the Rockbridge Chapter of Special Olympics Virginia on December 5, 2012 at halftime of the Generals’ men’s basketball game against Averett University.

All told, 10 Special Olympians attended the event and played an exhibition game at halftime of the men’s basketball game.  Additionally, members of the W&L women’s basketball team held a skills clinic with the Olympians prior to the men’s game and a number of W&L athletes assisted in the event.

Washington and Lee is proud to be a part of the Division III Special Olympics initiative set forth in 2011 and has hosted numerous events over the past two years in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Virginia.

This release is courtesy of the Washington and Lee sports information department.