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Alfred State honored in Special Olympics Spotlight poll

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

Alfred State’s second annual Special Olympics Track and Field Spectacular has been voted the most popular story for October in the NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.

The spotlight poll is a story-telling initiative featured monthly on the website for Division III’s partnership with Special Olympics.

It features two to three new stories per month – each highlighting a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event. The story with the highest number of votes on the 25th day of each month is the winner. That institution or conference will be given $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.

Alfred State’s event received 55 percent of nearly 3,200 votes cast during October. Stories from Washington (Maryland) and Lynchburg also were considered by voters.

Winning institutions also will be recognized in the Division III Monthly Update and on the Division III Special Olympics website. Written and digital (video, photo book, etc.) submissions are accepted. Featured stories are selected based on inclusion of the student-athlete perspective and Division III messaging.

Stories can be submitted for consideration at