More than 680 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners (peers without adisability) from across the state are set to compete at the annual Special Olympics Delaware Fall Sports Festival sponsored by Chase. Round-robin tournaments in bocce, flag football, soccer and volleyball takeplace at the University of Delaware on Saturday, November 2. (Note: volleyball preliminaries take placeFriday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.)
For the 16th consecutive year, Chase employees are volunteering at the event. This year, more than 400Chase employees, along with their families and friends, are expected to help ensure the Fall Festival issuccessful. “Chase employees take great pride in helping our local community and the Special Olympics DelawareFall Festival is one of the highlights of our year,” said co-chair Scott Lammers, senior business operationsmanager of Chase. “The athletes inspire us, and each and everyone one of us walks away feeling we gotfar more out of being part of the event than we could ever give.”
NBC 10 sports reporter John Clark is emceeing the Opening Ceremony, which takes places on Saturdayat 10 a.m. at the Bob Carpenter Center. Admission to the ceremony and all sports events is free andopen to the public.
“Each year, the Fall Festival brings together the entire local community to create an event that honors ourathletes, whose hard work inspires us all throughout the year,” said Ann Grunert, executive director ofSpecial Olympics Delaware. “We are grateful for Chase’s continued sponsorship and for the outpouring ofsupport from its employees, friends and families each year.”
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