For the 11th consecutive year, Quincy University sport management majors, as well as volunteers from other majors, helped with the Special Olympic Spring Games for school-aged students on Friday, April 26. Students from Liberty, Rushville/Industry and Quincy Public Schools participated in the games.

QU students, under the supervision of Elysia Mahoney, assistant professor of sport management, were responsible for athlete check-in, staging athletes for all the running events and overseeing the male and female softball throw. Sport management majors volunteer throughout the year with other Special Olympic events.  For the past two years, students in the sports marketing courses have created and implemented social marketing and fundraising campaigns for the Polar Plunge, Special Olympics largest annual fundraiser.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.