Wright State student-athletes took a break from studies and training to take part in the Special Olympics Holiday Dinner Dance sponsored by Special Olympics of Greater Dayton at Fairmont High School.
On the evening of December 9, 15 Raiders of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) volunteered to help with the annual event. Part of their responsibilities were preparing and serving drinks, helping Santa, overseeing and serving the participants, dancing and cleaning up.
“The Special Olympic Holiday Dinner Dance was an amazing experience that I will always remember,” WSU volleyball player Haley Garr said. “I went to the event because I think it's a great opportunity for many of the Special Olympic athletes to get together, and I wanted to make that possible for them. I don't think I stopped smiling once the entire night!”
Wright State student-athletes gave almost 3,000 hours to 75 community service events last year.