Wright State University

04/21/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/21/2017 07:59

Student-athletes hosts Olympians

Two dozen athletes from Special Olympics of Greater Dayton took part in an indoor field day to help celebrate National Student Athlete Day on April 14.

The day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and who give back to their community through service projects.

Wright State student-athletes along with Special Olympians played numerous games, including matt ball, relay races, basketball and weight lifting.

'They're fellow athletes so I just think anytime you can get together with different athletes no matter what their background, I think it's awesome,' said Haley Garr, a senior volleyball player.

The field day event took place in the Setzer Pavilion. Following the field day, Olympians attended the Wright State baseball team game versus UT Martin.