2020 Special Games Schedule & Fact Sheet

CSUF Participating Parking Map -Instructions

Volunteer Parking Map -Instructions

Event Date: Friday, May 1, 2020

Event Time: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Volunteers need to arrive by 8:00 AM to get signed in and ready for assignments.

Location: Cal State University Fullerton’s Soccer Practice Field (North of Gym Building)

Event Description: The CSUF Faley Special Games is the largest event of its kind held in the county. A small CSUF school project has now grown to include thousands of developmentally disabled students from schools in Orange County who participate in the day of non-competitive games each year. This year over 2,500 special athletes will be paired with a high school volunteer buddy for the day to make the day a rewarding experience! Currently over 3,000 volunteers are registered to help make the day a success! There is no charge for schools to attend.

Sporting Events: Football Throw, Basketball Hoop Toss, Soccer Goal Kicks, T-Balls, Bean Bag Toss, 50 Yard Fun Dash, Volleyball, Frisbee Toss, Whiffle Ball and more.

Special Activities: Animal Balloons, Fire Trucks, Police Squad Cars, Magical Clowns, Live Band, Music-Man Melodies, and Lunch served.

Opening Ceremonies: Begins at 9:30 AM with Master of Ceremonies, Ed Arnold. As athletes arrive, a grand welcoming funnel of 3,000 volunteers cheer and greet them at the entrance of the games.

Special Athletes: All special athletes are winners! Each athlete goes home with a 1st place blue ribbon, game-day certificate and commemorative T-shirt.

Volunteers: All high school volunteers receive a community service certificate good for 5-6 hours and a commemorative bracelet band. Volunteers are needed to make this day a rewarding experience for our special athletes. Please arrive by 8:00 AM and commit to stay until 2:00pm. To sign up, call: CSUF Office of Disability Support Services @ 657-278-3779 or the Administrative Office @ 714-550-9155.

Donations/Information: Please contact Jeannie DeSantis @ 714-550-9155 or visit www.csufspecialgames.org. (Donor Form)

Public Relations: For press release, statistics, PowerPoint slide show, parking, school & field maps, and support information visit www.csufspecialgames.org, click on  Public Relations.

Mission: Our goal is to create a special and successful day of fun, friendship and non-competitive games.





Wylie & Bette Aitken

Sato Family

Palkovic Family

Roosters Fdn.- John & Ginny Trapani

Dowd & Guild- Tom Dowd & Steve O'Donnell

Pat Carroll & Family

Disney VoluntEARS


Due to new regulations, each person must be registered to volunteer through a school, campus group or organization in order to receive a badge and participate. Walk-on volunteers will no longer be allowed to participate.


Your donation in any amount helps the Special Games continue year after year!

Please donate online today!

FACT SHEET - coming soon