VB: Mavs host Special Olympics event

Participants worked on a variety of skills.

July 27, 2013

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The UT Arlington volleyball team hosted a free clinic for the Dallas-Fort Worth Special Olympics on Saturday at College Park Center, sponsored by Papa John's Pizza to conclude their 2013 summer camp slate.

"The Special Olympics is a great organization and has a long standing relationship with UT Arlington, but I think this is the first volleyball clinic we have hosted," UT Arlington coach Diane Seymour said. "The assistant coaches and our players are looking forward to working with these eager athletes. It’s a chance to connect with a whole new group of volleyball fans for our program and the fact that there are over 100 participants for this clinic is very exciting.”

The clinic featured a variety of skill drills for the participants with UTA volleyball. Members from men's basketball, softball and tennis also assisted.

"This means so much. Our athletes love the opportunity to interact and this is part of a wider partnership we have with UTA," said Elissa Schneidernan programs associate for the Spcial Olympics. "We're just really excited to be here and really grateful for the opportunity together."




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