The weekend of October 13-15 Veterans Park will hold the Special Olympics Fall Classic. There will be 1,752 athletes competing in aquatics, bocce, golf and softball. These athletes have been training for 12 weeks to compete! There are thousands of volunteers and a lot of them will be from the Aggie Special Olympics of Texas Volunteers. Heather Plant, a senior Agricultural Communications and Journalism major, currently holds the position as president of the chapter and the Unified Chair. She has been involved with Special Olympics for 12 years after her sister, who has downs syndrome, discovered it. She is now a certified coach and a partner for the soccer unified team. Heather remains involved because of her passion for events such as the Fall Classic and the athletes. You can volunteer at!