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May 28, 2009

Special Olympics with Cyclone flavor

An estimated 2,000 volunteers worked the Special Olympics Iowa summer games in Ames May 21-23. Cyclone basketball player Craig Brackins, who was chosen to proclaim the start of the event at opening ceremonies, was one of many ISU student-athletes and Letterwinners Club members who volunteered.

Craig Brackings

Cyclone men's basketball player Craig Brackins greets Special Olympics athletes at opening ceremonies.

Cheerleading clinic

High school cheerleaders from across Iowa held cheerleading clinics during the Olympic Festival May 21. Special Olympics participants performed at opening ceremonies later that day.

Football players at Special Olympics

Cyclone football players (l-r) Taylor Mansfield, Alex Alvarez and Carter Bykowski pose for pictures with participants at the Olympic Festival sports clinics May 22.

Denae Stuckey

ISU women's basketball player Denae Stuckey gives an assist during the Olympic Festival sports clinics May 22.


Read more about Cyclone student-athletes volunteering at the Special Olympics online.