More than 2,000 special athletes and 3,000-plus high school and university volunteers will join in the celebration of the Goodwill of OC/Faley Special Games – Kathleen E. & Jack Faley Memorial Friday, April 21, at Cal State Fullerton.
The 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. event will feature a variety of sporting events for athletes with all ranges of disabilities, from wheelchair races to football and basketball toss. The highlight is the parade of victory; each participant is a winner.
The games initially began in 1986 as part of a CSUF class project created by Dan Faley and other classmates with only 100 special athletes. In 1988, the CSUF Special Games were renamed after Kathleen E. Faley, dedicated special games volunteer and Titan alumna, lost her life in a car accident. In 2015, it was dedicated to organizer Jack Faley, who had been a part of the Special Games since its inception. For more information, log on to www.csufspecialgames.org.