Posts Tagged With: Special Olympics

And That’s a Wrap Folks!

And that’s a wrap folks!  The 2012-13 academic year has ended with lots of excitement. The Special Olympics, as one of our largest events of the year, was a great success with over 160 athletes from six counties. More than 250 volunteers joined participants as “buddies” to navigate the  various aquatic and track field events. Other activities included arts and crafts, music, and dancing. A special thanks goes out to all of the WJU teams that helped make this a meaningful event for everyone.  It has been a great year and we wish the best of luck to students leaving campus, especially the graduating class, as they keep serving God and each other.  As St. Ignatius said, “Go set the world on fire”. Special Olympics Athlete Competes at the WJU Track

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New Friendships Made at 2012 Special Olympics

As the semester comes to an end there are  not a lack of service opportunities for the students  of Wheeling Jesuit.  Last weekend we hosted the 2012  Special Olympics on a beautiful spring day.  There were many  causes of excitement during the activities with new friendships  being formed between the Olympians and student athletes.   The HESS and Prison Ministry programs both celebrated their semester conclusion with ice-cream parties.  HESS mentors and mentees watched a slide show reviewing the year, and the incarcerated youth of the Prison Ministry program made sundaes and played games of Catchphrase.  Although everyone will be missed over the summer, things will pick back up in the fall.  Athletes walk a lap with the torch to begin the 2012 Special Olympics

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