Best Buddies hosts fashion show

first_imgThe Notre Dame Best Buddies club, a club serving people with intellectual disabilities, will host a fashion show as part of Disabilities Awareness Month on Wednesday in Legends.“The event is meant to gain awareness for disabilities, but is also just a fun night,” President of Best Buddies and senior Kelly Keenan said. “Our buddies are people in South Bend who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the event will be a chance for them to get dressed up and have fun.”The fashion show is part of a yearly initiative formed several yearsw ago on campus by Notre Dame graduate Soeren Palumbo to end the use of the R-word.  This year, Best Buddies is collaborating with Special Olympics and the Super Sibs club to hold the event, Keenan said.“The [fashion] show was a vision of another member of Best Buddies,” she said. “She had a friend on campus that is a Vineyard Vines representative, so they are supplying our men’s clothing. A boutique in Granger, Ind., called Sorella is supplying the women’s clothing, and we also have clothing from adidas and Dress Barn.”Keenan said planning the show has been an organizational process.“When we knew we wanted to hold a fashion show, we spoke to Legends because they had done fashion shows before, so they already had the whole event set up for us,” Keenan said. “There has also been a lot of communication to find clothing to borrow.”Keenan said she hopes the event will open the eyes of the Notre Dame community to disabilities.“The main thing we would love is to get a lot of people there and show them what disabilities awareness is really about,” Keenan said. “We want to show the Notre Dame community what this is all about and what our three clubs do.”In addition to the fashion show, members of the Best Buddies club will be in the LaFortune Student Center, North and South dining halls and the Hesburgh Library on Wednesday as part of a pledge campaign.“We will station ourselves around campus to gather pledges to end the hateful use of the R-word,” Keenan said.Keenan said an important component of the event is to make sure everyone has a good time.“Our buddies are so excited about walking the runway in awesome clothes,” Keenan said. “We want to make it a fun event for everyone involved.”Contact Katie McCarty at   kmccart6@nd.eduTags: best buddies, disabilities awareness, fashion show, NDlast_img read more

UEFA Invests in Bilino Polje Stadium: Even Better Conditions for Zmajevi

first_imgThe chief of the section for development of national associations, Thierry Favre, was in Zenica, and the aim of the visit was to consider the opportunities of UEFA investments in Bilino Polje.During the tour of the rooms and the field, it was decided that for the qualifications for the European Championship Bilino Polje stadium will have new lighting on the field and the internal works in the official premises.Director of the Football club “Čelik”, Alija Porča, said that they are happy because “Zmajevo gnijezdo” (Dragon’s nest) will be more beautiful and lighter.“Since today, Bilino Polje went through several phases of reconstruction, and this was one which will offer even better conditions for the European Championship in 2016. This time UEFA will grant the financial resources for lighting enhancement and several internal works, all in order for our representatives to play in better conditions”, said Porča.After the matches of the half finals of the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina Čelik – Široki Brijeg, almost until midnight  workers went on the field and measured the strength of reflectors. It was planned that the works should be finished by September this year.(Source: read more

Softball Coaching Staff Recognized by NFCA with Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year Award

first_imgMidwest – DrakeOverall: 45-12 MVC: 24-1Head Coaches: Rich CalvertAssistant Coaches: Tina DeAngelo, Kasey Griffith Representing each of the NFCA’s 10 Division I regions, these respective coaching staffs – Oklahoma, St. Francis, Michigan, Ohio, Liberty, Drake, Hofstra, Oregon, Arkansas, South Carolina and Arizona State – garnered Coaching Staff of the Year honors. These 11 programs, along with national champion Florida State, are eligible for the NFCA’s Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year award, which will be announced on June 27. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Drake University’s softball coaching staff was one of eleven honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as a 2018 Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year, announced the NFCA Tuesday afternoon, June 12.center_img Season HighlightsMVC regular season and tournament champs … Reached the Eugene Regional final… Won the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament games with two victories over BYU… Set program record for most overall wins and MVC wins… Recorded a program-record 24-game winning streak… Garnered MVC Coaching Staff of the Year honors… Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) first-ever Bulldog to earn NFCA All-American honors (third team) … Sophomore Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) was first-ever Bulldog to be named MVC Player of the Year. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more