Devin MacGeorge, Mansfield University Grounds Crew honored by Tioga County Special Olympics

Devin MacGeorge (left) and Ryan Herrmann (Right) with their awards from the Tioga County Special Olympics.

MANSFIELD, Pa. – Mansfield University senior psychology major Devin MacGeorge (Montrose, Pa.) was honored as the Tioga County Special Olympics Volunteer of the Year and the MU Grounds Crew received the Catch the Spirit Award at the Special Olympics’ Awards Luncheon recently.

McGeorge has volunteered with Special Olympics since his freshman year and arranges volunteers from the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, which was also acknowledged at the luncheon. Devin is a certified basketball coach with Special Olympics and also helps with bocce, bowling, and swimming.

Ryan Herrmann accepted the Catch the Spirit Award at the luncheon on behalf of the Mansfield Grounds Crew. Supervised by Ryan Wood, the Grounds Crew sets up Karl Van Norman Field and Maxson Track in preparation for the annual Special Olympics Track & Field event. It hosts roughly 200 athletes and 500 volunteers and spectators from across the county each year.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Tioga County Special Olympics offers cross country skiing, bowling, swimming, basketball, athletics, golf, bocce, long distance walking & running, and softball.