Duquesne Athletic Training (AT) faculty, alumni and current students served on the medical team for Special Olympics Pennsylvania in February.

Since 1994, the University’s AT program has been a core member of the medical team for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games, and was well represented by volunteer alumni, faculty, and current students in the program. Working with physicians from Allegheny Health Network, the medical team provided care to more than 200 athletes registered for the event.

Held in Seven Springs, Special Olympics athletes from Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia gathered to participate in the sports of alpine skiing, snow shoe, and cross country skiing. The dedicated athletes, all who have a diagnosis of intellectual disabilities, met on the mountain at Seven Springs for the first time in two years due to the pandemic.

AT faculty members Dr. Sarah Manspeaker and Dr. Joseph Shaffer, AT alumni Timothy Smith and Chelsea Yendell and current students Anton Abrams, Madison Cunningham, Kyle Kuhn, Paige O’Connell and Katie Podlaski worked on the medical team.

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March 03, 2023