Collge of New Rochelle Hosts Special Olympics

Written By: Talk of the Sound News

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Earlier this month, College of New Rochelle hosted the Hudson Valley Special Olympics.

The group sent out a press release, which reads as follows:

The College of New Rochelle hosted members of the Special Olympics from Hudson Valley, Public School Sports League (PSSL) on May 4, 2010. Student and faculty volunteers from CNR’s athletic department, School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate School, and the School of Nursing held basketball and soccer skill contests, and introduced the young athletes to new games and activities in the College’s state-of-art Wellness Center.

PSSL students, 18 from the New Rochelle High School as well as students from Lakeland School District, some of whom are in wheelchairs, participated in the afternoon of sports and games. CNR’s student-athletes also provided sports giveaways from ESPN/Disney “Play Your Way” program for the Special Olympics athletes. This event was organized by The College of New Rochelle’s Director of The Wellness Center, Harold Crocker, and Beth Walsh, Coach for the Special Olympics teams in lower Westchester and Special Education Teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York.