BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Please join the Bridgewater State University athletics department as it hosts the NCAA sponsored Division III Week on April 9-15.
Division III Week is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of student-athletes. Various schools and conferences will be hosting a variety of activities to celebrate student-athletes’ academic achievements and athletics accomplishments, in addition to their campus leadership and their involvement in community service.
Every member institution and conference has been asked to schedule and publicize at least one activity during the week and acknowledge the event as part of the nationwide Division III Week celebration. The events generally showcase Division III’s philosophy, which equally values academics, athletics, and student-athlete involvement in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
Schools and conferences are scheduling events from three categories of activities: academic accomplishment, athletics achievement, and community or campus outreach. Many activities will focus on Division III’s partnership with Special Olympics.
The NCAA national office also will be focusing attention on the Special Olympics partnership during the week. Division III will donate $1 (up to $5,000) to Special Olympics for every new “Like” on the division’s Facebook page from April 9 to 15, and also plans events for staff members to celebrate the week in Indianapolis.