BecAUSe We Care: Special Tigers Sports Program back for a second season
Photo by Kit Moran
Sep 15, 2013
(HALIFAX, N.S.) – The Special Tigers Sports Program held
yet another successful event Saturday at the Dalplex. This was the
first Special Tigers day of the season for the program which began
last season with the hosting of four very successful events.
Spearheaded by Dalhousie’s women’s track and field
captain, fourth-year Rebecca Haworth, Special Tigers days give
children with developmental delays an opportunity to learn and play
sports with varsity student-athletes from Dalhousie.
Haworth says the most popular sports during these events have
been mini-stick hockey, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
About 40 student-athletes came out for Saturday’s event
and it was attended by 20 participants.
“It was great to see so many kids returning to the events
from last year,” says. Haworth. “And there were also
some new faces at the event.” She added that
Dalhousie’s assistant athletic director and men’s
soccer coach, Pat Nearing, also stopped by before his team’s
game and was impressed by both the turnout and the atmosphere at
More events are planned for the season with dates being
announced on the program’s Facebook page at facebook.com/specialtigerssportsprogram. And Haworth
says participants are eager to return. “Many of the parents
let us know how much their kid(s) enjoy the events,” she
said. “They’re thrilled that they will be happening
again this year.”