The NCAA has announced that the Luther SAAC Hosts Second Annual Unity Bowl for Special Olympics story has won the February NCAA III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll.
"The Special Olympics event is a highlight each year for our Student Athlete Activity Council members," commented Alex Smith Associate Athletic Director for Operations. "Having our student-athletes connect with the Special Olympians for the Unity Bowl on Dec. 2, was such a rewarding experience for all involved. From being introduced at half time of the basketball game, to the bowling party, it was a great day for the Norse and our special guests."
The NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll is a story-telling initiative located on ncaa.org/D3SpecialOlympics.
Each month NCAA III fans are asked to vote on three Special Olympics stories that are selected by the NCAA. The winner of the vote receives $500 towards that schools next Special Olympics activity.
Luther received 45% (2.038) of the 4,517 votes cast to win the February Spotlight Poll.
"It was an honor to help organize an event that brings out the true spirit of sport," stated senior SAAC President Patrick Larson. "The Norse Unity Bowl is an extremely rewarding experience for all involved including Special Olympics athletes, Luther student-athlete volunteers, and spectators. I'm looking forward to having this tradition continued in the future."