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Run, Walk on November 4th to Benefit Special Olympics Broward County

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2016 Starting Line


FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, FLA. – Hundreds of runners and walkers will come to NSU to participate in the Annual Sallarulo’s Race for Champions, scheduled for next Saturday, November 4, at 8 a.m. This USATF certified 5K race benefits Special Olympics Broward County. The run starts in front of NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library.

Faculty, staff and students who sign up to run or walk with the NSU team will have the $25 per person fee WAIVED. All registered participants will receive a free t-shirt and gift bag.  You can also choose to create your own fund raising page to help support Special Olympics.

NSU President Dr. George Hanbury and NSU cheerleaders

NSU President Dr. George Hanbury and NSU cheerleaders at 2016 race

Following the race, Special Olympics Florida – Broward County’s athletes, their families and all race participants are invited to an awards ceremony and the Carnival of Champions, featuring surprise celebrity guests, refreshments and entertainment.

NSU is the only private university in the country with a local Special Olympics chapter on its campus, now permanently housed in the NSU University School sports center.  NSU Board of Trustee member Paul Sallarulo serves as Chairman of Special Olympics Florida – Broward County. The university’s partnership with Special Olympics was made possible by the late Don Taft, who was an avid supporter of special-needs children and young adult throughout his lifetime.

All proceeds from the race will benefit Special Olympics Florida –Broward County, whose mission is to provide year-round sports trainings and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Registrations is available on line at Click “Join Now” and then select 5K Run/Walk Sponsor Participant to register for the NSU team.

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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Ranked among US News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa Bay, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.



October 25, 2017

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