2018 Special Games Schedule & Fact Sheet

CSUF Participating Parking Map -Instructions

Volunteer Parking Map -Instructions

Event Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

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 Goodwill of Orange County 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.

2018 GAME DAY

FRIDAY, MAY 4

REGISTRATION

Athlete and Volunteer registration is now closed.

Information packets will be mailed at the end of April.

REQUIREMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS

NEW THIS YEAR- 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.

DONATE TO SUPPORT THE GAMES

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

Please donate online today!

Volunteer Parking- coming soon