HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Haverford College women's soccer team welcomed the Delaware County Special Olympics team to campus Wednesday evening. During their visit, the Special Olympics team ran through drills and stations worked by the current squad.
While learning from the varsity players, the Delaware County Special Olympics team worked on dribbling, shooting, and passing.
The clinic is another example of Haverford's commitment to the NCAA Division III Special Olympics initiative. The NCAA encourages D-III student-athletes across the country to participate in existing Special Olympics events, create their own events, or otherwise serve to support Special Olympics organization.
Annually, the Delaware County Special Olympics team also comes to Haverford College and the Gooding '84 Arena to take part in a basketball scrimmage that is hosted by the men's and women's basketball teams, along with the volleyball program.
The purpose of the NCAA's initiative is to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with D-III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between D-III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. For its work with the Special Olympics, women's soccer has been recognized by the NCAA and its Spotlight Poll when the Fords were voted as the winner for their event during the 2015 season.