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Athletics Hosts Special Olympics Soccer Clinic

Athletics Hosts Special Olympics Soccer Clinic

BOSTON, Mass. – For the third straight year the Wentworth Institute of Technology Department of Athletics hosted a soccer clinic for nearly 30 Special Olympians from the area.

The clinic, which was held prior to the women’s soccer game against Commonwealth Coast Conference foe Salve Regina, was conducted by numerous student-athletes representing several of the Leopards’ 16 varsity teams and provided drills and instructional games for the Special Olympians and the participants were introduced as a part of the pre-game introductions for the women’s soccer game.

Wentworth’s partnership with the Special Olympics is in conjunction with an NCAA Division III initiative and its purpose is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes.

The partnership will serve as another opportunity to demonstrate the citizenship and comprehensive learning attributes of Division III student-athletes. Student-athletes giving back to their local (and often national and international) communities not only adds to the comprehensive learning component of Division III, but also provides a venue for passion and service.

Wentworth will be hosting a basketball clinic and tournament in January.

For photos from the event, click here.