Name of Engagement
JMU Athletics "Day with the Dukes"
Dr. Bill Evans, Psychology Professor
Each year, JMU student-athletes and psychology students welcome athletes from Special Olympics Virginia for the annual Day with the Dukes, a special day in Godwin Hall and Bridgeforth Stadium filled with fun and sports. The Special Olympians spend their day interacting with student-athletes from the men's and women's basketball teams, football, cheerleading and representatives of several other programs. Participants kick field goals, run routes, shoot free throws and learn JMU cheers, amongst other activities.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU
This year, the 11th Annual Day with the Dukes took place on Saturday, September 9. This year was another occurrence in the event that has taken place every year since 2006.
Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning