University of Mississippi School of Law students recently took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer at the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament Friday. Over 100 athletes participated in the daylong event at Premier Bowling Lanes in Oxford sponsored by the Ole Miss Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management Program (HESRM) and Mississippi Special Olympics.
The event opened with the National Anthem and the Athletes Code, and then the games began. Five law students volunteered to help with scoring, set up, and morale.
“We cheered on the athletes and encouraged them to have as much fun as possible,” said Victoria Taravella, LSSB service director. “We all had a great time. It was nice to become involved with the Oxford community and do what we could do to help.”
At the end of the event, ribbons were given out to all athletes based on scoring.
“The athletes were all very enthusiastic and excited about the games. Everyone was very supportive of one another,” said Taravella.