Name of Engagement

JMU Athletics "Day with the Dukes"

Contact Information

Dr. Bill Evans, Psychology Professor

Contact Details

evanswf@jmu.edu

Description

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.

Web Presence

http://www.jmusports.com/news/2017/9/13/community-relations-jmu-athletics-celebrates-11th-day-with-the-dukes.aspx

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Date

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.

Frequency

Recurring Event (Occurs on a regular basis but not continual)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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