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RMU Students Lend Helping Hand at Special Olympics Event

Dozens of RMU students volunteer to assist in the event.

More than 100 students at Robert Morris University will volunteer today at a Special Olympics bowling event.

RMU student Joel Gray said fellow students played an active role in organizing the competition, working on a committee to bring the event to fruition. 

Students today will be bused to the event, where they will lend a helping hand to athletes, pass out awards, and take part in a welcome rally for participants. 

"You would think college kids would want to go and have fun during the weekend," said Gray, a junior sports management major. "But we've been going around to get volunteers, and everyone says 'Please sign me up for this weekend.'"

More than 500 Special Olympics athletes are expected to take part in today's event. Opening ceremonies will be held at Bishop Canevin High School with the event itself getting underway at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes and AMF Noble Lanes in Pittsburgh. 

"It's an awesome chance to just go out and help some people have fun," Gray said. 

Today's event is a qualifier for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania 2013 summer games at Penn State, slated to be held in June.

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