Special Olympics

DIII Special Olympics Profile: Eric Panetta

Eric Panetta loves to crush it on the basketball court and the soccer field in front of roaring crowds. Since 2013, Panetta has participated as a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete with Rowan University’s Special Olympics Unified Sports intramural leagues.

DIII Special Olympics profile: Cassandra Contigiani

When Cassandra Contigiani was a freshman in high school, she witnessed her first Special Olympics unified event at the New Hampshire high school girls soccer tournament.

NCAA Division III 50 for 50th Special Olympics Challenge Results

Special Olympics celebrated its 50th anniversary in July 2018. In honor of this occasion, DIII SAAC challenged all Division III institutions to have at least 50 student-athletes participate in one or more Special Olympics events between...

Division III Conference or Campus Special Olympics Report Form

This form should be completed and submitted by every conference or campus that contributes to the Special Olympics – Division III partnership. The intent of this form is to document the efforts of Division III student-athletes to the...

Division III Championship Manager Special Olympics Report Form

This form should be completed and submitted by every Division III Championship manager that activates the Special Olympics – Division III partnership during the course of a championship event. The intent of this form is to document the...

Wheaton College Earns November Special Olympics Spotlight Award

Wheaton College earned the Division III Special Olympics Spotlight award for November 2014 after pledging to “Spread the Word to End the Word”, a national campaign to end the derogatory use of the "R" word.

Alfred State honored in Special Olympics Spotlight poll

Readers selected a story about track and field ‘spectacular’ hosted at the college.

Special Olympics Partnership

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) initiated the partnership at the 2011 NCAA Convention and officially launched the partnership on August 1, 2011. The purpose of the partnership is to enhance the lives of Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes through a mutual learning experience; provide a platform for recognition of Special Olympics athletes and Division III student-athletes within their communities; and raise awareness of Special Olympics, its programs and services.

DIII and Special Olympics basketball clinic part of 75th Celebration experience

By Kat Krtnick Yesterday was likely the biggest game of their careers. For most, it was probably the first time they competed in an NBA arena, in front of 6,300 fans and on live television. That’s even without the flashing lights and...

The road less traveled

NCAA.org By Kat Krtnick As part of the 75th Celebration of March Madness, for first time in history, the NCAA Divisions I, II and III men’s basketball championships will be played in the same city during the same weekend. The brilliant...


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