BU Student-Athletes Host Fourth-Annual Olympic Day For Autistic Children

BU Student-Athletes Host Fourth-Annual Olympic Day For Autistic Children

April 21, 2015

VIDEO OF AUTISM OLYMPIC DAY

The Boston University Athletic Department hosted its fourth-annual "Autism Olympic Day" for autistic children on Sunday, April 19 at BU's Track & Tennis Center as part of the university's Global Day of Service initiative.

Staffed by more than 40 BU student-athlete volunteers, the day featured games such as basketball, street hockey, soccer, lacrosse, bowling as well as races on the track followed by a pizza party.

The event was hosted by BU student-athletes, alongside Autism and special needs educational professionals. The day was part of BU's participation in Global Day of Service and was held in honor of April being Autism Awareness Month.

"BU's Autism Olympic day is always a special day for us," said Bill Sanson, a parent of a child with autism in attendance. "This is our fourth year coming and we think it is great that BU student-athletes take time out of our of their busy schedules to spend time with and interact with our kids. We look forward to it every year."

Organized by BU's Office of Alumni Relations and The Community Service Center, BU's Global Day of Service initiative encouraged over 2,800 people to volunteer and perform over 25,000 hours of service in 2014.

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