VCSU Honored as Outstanding School by Special Olympics of North Dakota


FARGO, N.D. ( – Valley City State University was honored as the 2017 Outstanding School by Special Olympics North Dakota at its North Dakota State Awards Banquet in Fargo on November 18.

VCSU was one of 16 organizations, individuals, and businesses throughout the state recognized for their outstanding commitment and support by Special Olympics North Dakota.

For more than 30 years, VCSU has provided facilities for local training and competitions as well as volunteer coaches and unified partners. The university has also provided opportunities for local athletes to participate in sport demonstrations at their games and also serve as equipment managers.

Since 2015 the VCSU athletic department has taken an active role in promoting the integration of the local program with their student athletes during weekly Fun Nights. Academically, the university has offered classroom projects involving their students and Special Olympics athletes.

L to R VCSU President Tisa Mason with Aaron Hummel, Special Olympics North Dakota board president, at the 2017 State Awards Banquet on November 18th. Photo submitted to

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