St. Peter, Minn. - Gustavus’s feature on the first ever Special Olympics Unified Flag Football Tournament held on campus has been nominated for November’s NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. The competition is nearing its end and the Athletic Department encourages all friends of the College to go to http://www.ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics and vote for Gustavus.
The story with the highest number of votes on Monday, November 25 is the winner. The poll will close at 5 p.m. ET. The winning institution will be given $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event. Other perks for winning include being recognized in the Division III Monthly Newsletter and on the Division III Special Olympics website.
The NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll is a story-telling initiative located on ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics. It features three new stories per month – each highlighting a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event.
The original story can be found via the link below. The Athletic Department hosted the tournament on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Hollingsworth Field and more than 100 Special Olympics athletes from across the region took part.