Big congratulations to the Special Olympics College Club at the University of Florida for being named the first-ever National Champions following Special Olympics Virtual College Rivalry Championship Week, presented by ESPN.
against colleges and universities from across the country, the Gators
took home the top prize, edging out Bates College in Maine and the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The competition featured students and
Special Olympics athletes coming together virtually to connect, play
games, and promote a message of inclusion. In addition to UF, Florida
State University and the University of Miami took part.
created workout videos, played online games, recorded trick-shot
videos, participated in virtual 5k races, and held virtual dance
parties. More than 1,200 athletes and Unified partners joined in,
creating 532 social media posts and staging almost 400 Unified
were based on how many activities teams completed and how well they
shared the message of inclusion across social media. We are thrilled for
our friends at UF and so grateful for their commitment to building a
world of inclusion and acceptance!
- See some of the activities and social media posts from UF.
To check out other colleges, look for the hashtag #SOCollegeChampWeek on Instagram and Twitter.
- Watch the results ceremony on the Special Olympics Generation Unified YouTube Channel
- Learn more about Special Olympics College Club