UC 1st Annual Fast Friday: Hamilton County Athletes Unite

April 23, 2007


April 20, 2007

CINCINNATI---The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics and the Hamilton County Special Olympics teamed up to bring "Fast Friday: Hamilton County Athletes Unite" to UC's campus on Friday, April 20. Sponsored by CPAWS and RallyCats, the outreach presented the opportunity for over 100 special needs children and adults to interact with UC students and student-athletes on the Cincinnati campus.

"I think this was a great opportunity to blend our student-athletes in with the regular student population through community outreach right here on campus," says UC Director of Compliance and CPAWS advisor Maggie McKinley. "We were thrilled to have the Hamilton County Special Olympics visit our campus and interact with our student-athletes. This was a great event for everyone involved."

Throughout the day, participants got the chance to mingle with and get autographs from the Bearcats' student-athletes in attendance. The event also included track and field activities in Armory Fieldhouse, followed by lunch and games on Sheakley Lawn at the Richard E. Lindner Center Varisty Village. The participants were treated with a surprise visit from Bearcat. The day helped build the relationship between Hamilton County Special Olympics and the University of Cincinnati.