Centre Athletics hosts Special Olympics Kentucky Flag Football Tournament
With its students away for fall break and zero varsity athletics events scheduled at home, last weekend was unusually quiet on Centre College’s campus. However, Farris Stadium was far from quiet on Sunday.
Nineteen teams and nearly 200 athletes took the field for 18 flag football games as part of the Special Olympics Kentucky regional flag football tournament. With teams from all over the state, the tournament was one of two regional events before the Special Olympics Kentucky state tournament is held on Sunday, Nov. 8.
“We were thrilled and honored to welcome Special Olympics Kentucky and their incredible athletes to our campus on Sunday,” said Andrew Gavin, associate athletic director for advancement and external relations. “On an otherwise quiet weekend at Centre, Farris Stadium was still filled with loud cheers, highlight-reel plays, hard work, sportsmanship and championships.”
More than 35 Centre student-athletes representing multiple teams, including the entire women’s basketball program, were on hand to help with the event. The student-athletes performed a variety of roles, including serving as officials, public address announcers and scoreboard operators, providing play-by-play calls and handing out awards.
“Thanks to Centre for allowing us to host our tournament in a great atmosphere,” said Justin Harville, the senior programs director for Special Olympics Kentucky. “The student-athletes that came out and volunteered were top notch and provided our Special Olympics athletes, coaches and families a day to remember.”
See more photos from the Special Olympics Kentucky Flag Football Tournament.
by Centre Athletics
October 21, 2015