2017 Special Games Schedule & Fact Sheet

CSUF Participating Parking Map -Instructions

Volunteer Parking Map -Instructions

Event Date: Friday, April 21, 2017

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.




Each person must print, complete and sign this Waiver Form and bring to registration in order to receive a badge and participate.

Check if your class is registered for the Games

Anaheim High School
Anaheim High School - Autism Focus
Anaheim Union Adult Transition Class I
Ball Junior High School
BP - Corey Elementary School
BP - Emery I
BP - Emery II
BP - Emery III
BP - Gilbert I
BP - Pendleton Elementary I
BP - Pendleton Elementary II
BP - Whitaker Elementary I
BP - Whitaker Elementary II
Brea Olinda USD Adapted PE Students
Brookhurst Jr. High
Buena Park Jr. High School
Carousel School
Centennial High School
Chaparral Middle School
Commonwealth School
Currie Middle School
Cypress High School
Dale Junior High School
Diamond Bar High School

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CA Anaheim LDS Missionaries
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Fullerton Union High School
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Loara H.S. Football/Wrestling/Baseball
Norwalk High School
Sonora High School
Sonora High School - MCA
St. Joseph Catholic School
St. Norbert Catholic School
Sunnyhills High School
Yorba Linda Middle School