Student-Athletes Show Support for VT Special Olympians
Due to COVID-19, Special Olympians across the nation are going digital for the Virtual Special Olympics. In Vermont, collegiate student-athletes showed support for the state’s Special Olympics chapter with words of encouragement. COVID-19 has made times confusing and difficult for many. Special Olympians are no exception to the times. As we covered previously , many Special Olympics chapters across the country are opting to host their Special Olympics events virtually to overcome social distancing regulations that keep the organizations from hosting their normal events. In Vermont, student-athletes on Saint Michael’s College’s varsity teams logged in with their own words of encouragement for the Special Olympians. In a video spearheaded by rising sophomore athlete, Marisa Carignan, the Purple Knights cheered Special Olympians on and wished them luck in the Virtual Special Olympics.