Day with the Dukes
The Six Annual Day with the Dukes will be hosted at JMU on Saturday, September 8. A former JMU tennis player started this event as a way to give back to the community. This year's event will allow Special Olympics athletes to interact with a variety of JMU athletes. Participants receive a tailgate lunch, have the opportunity to interact with football players at Bridgeforth Stadium, and attend clinics with the basketball and soccer teams. Approximately 60 Special Olympics athletes attend Day with the Dukes each year. One participant gets to flip the coin at the football game. The Psychology Peer Advisory Group provides one-on-one buddies for the day.