Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
Too often citizens with disabilities are forgotten or neglected because people overlook their ability to do sports and to become physically active. Special Olympics has always provided memorable opportunities for success and victory. Join the growing circle where everyone is a winner and anyone can play.
The first Special Olympics Winter Games in the Upper Valley were held in 2003. Led by Dartmouth alumnus Peter Bleyler '61, the Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley sponsored the first Upper Valley Regional Games. Later, the Special Olympics of the Upper Valley organization, encompassing parts of both New Hampshire and Vermont, was created, which lead to the Upper Valley Special Olympic games in their current form. By 2009, the Winter Games had grown to involve about 130 athletes on 11 teams from New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as about 300 volunteers.
Each year, Dartmouth students constitute a large part of the volunteer base for the Winter Games, as well as planning, managing and producing the Summer Games, held in May.
- Blitz Special.Olympics
- Call 603-646-3350
- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall
Last Updated: 3/16/12