MEDIA INVITE - Saint Francis University/REAL Unified Bocce Ball Invitational, Saturday, February 3, 2024
SFU to host 'first of it's kind' regional unified bocce ball invitational for local high school students at Altoona Fieldhouse this Saturday, February 3, 2024.
Loretto, PA (02/01/2024) — For more information about this event, please contact Mrs. Erin McCloskey (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-472-3938) or Mr. William Marshall (email@example.com).
Saint Francis University and REAL (Rural Education Alliance for Leadership Institute) will hold a Unified Bocce Ball tournament for local high school students this coming Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, at the Altoona Fieldhouse. Registration is from 9-9:45 am, with Round 1 matches occurring at 10:00 am. Matches will run until approximately noon. At approximately 12:40 pm, the championship match will take place. Schools scheduled to attend include Altoona, Bald Eagle Area, Central, Greater Johnstown, Penn Cambria and Southern Huntingdon.
Read more about the inspiration for this event at: www.francis.edu/blog/unified-bocce-ball-journey-unity-and-joy
About Unified Bocce Ball - Unified Bocce Ball is a program offered and funded through the Special Olympics of PA. The event brings together co-ed teams of students from grades 9-12. What makes this program extraordinary is its equal composition of Special Olympics-eligible students and those without intellectual disabilities. The mission and goals of Special Olympics resonate deeply with SFU and REAL and the ethos of Penn Cambria. Mr. William Marshall, Superintendant of Penn Cambria School District, is spearheading the event. Bill Marshall serves on the executive board of REAL and is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Education program at SFU.
About REAL - The Rural Education Alliance for Leadership (REAL) Institute is designed to help local communities and educational agencies come together in efforts to support the needs of rural schools. More information about the REAL Institute may be found at francis.edu/REAL.