Each month the NCAA holds a Special Olympic Spotlight that features three stories about Special Olympic events held around Division III and creates a poll for fans to vote for their favorite one. Iowa Wesleyan's story was one of three stories selected to highlight in the month of November.
On April 11, 2015, Iowa Wesleyan hosted the Southeast Iowa Special Olympic Spring Games at Maple Leaf Athletic Complex. The Springs Games are a track and field event where athletes can compete for a chance to qualify for the state event held at Iowa State University. Over 200 athletes and 130 volunteers, including over 50 Iowa Wesleyan student-athletes were on hand to make the Spring Games a successful event.
Iowa Wesleyan received 2,776 total votes throughout the month of November to win the Spotlight poll with 48 percent of the votes. Iowa Wesleyan received $500 dollars for winning the poll and plans to use it to help host the Southeast Iowa Spring Games for the second year in a row. The event is set for April 9, 2016 at the Maple Leaf Athletic Complex.
STORY COURTESY OF IOWA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE