Special Olympics Spotlight Winner - February
UNW annual event continues to impact athletes from Special Olympics - The University of Northwestern's third annual Special Olympics basketball event began with UNW's basketball teams running clinics for an hour and showing Special Olympics athletes drills that Northwestern conducts during a typical practice. Four different stations featured various skills such as ball-handling, passing, and shooting. Following the clinics, the entire group played in a giant game of lightening followed by a Cupid Shuffle dance party, one of the favorite traditions of the event. The second half consisted of an official game, including student athlete referees, scorekeepers, and a PA announcer. Click here to read the full story.
Diversity Spotlight Recipient - February
Luther College and Wartburg College are the recipients of the February Division III Diversity Spotlight Initiative. These schools worked together to make a statement that extends well beyond their playing fields. Seeing the need to emphasize respect and inclusion, a “Will You Join Us” video was produced that features members of both squads. The message is a reminder that sports can unite people across many divides. These schools took a stand to not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Click here for the full story.