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Morrisville State hockey volunteers for New York State Special Olympics "Super Regional Bocce Tournament"

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College men’s ice hockey teamed up with the New York State Special Olympics on Saturday, September 12th, for the Super Regional Bocce Tournament held at the Toccalana Club in Rome, New York.

Members of the hockey team volunteered time to serve as officials for each individual game as the Special Olympics athletes competed for medals and recognition at the annual event.

Former Mustang assistant coach and Special Olympics Program Director for the Central New York Region, Sean Coakley, coordinated the event.

Morrisville State team members awarded each athlete an individual medal of competition at the end of the day, and took time to pose for pictures with the athletes involved.

Morrisville State hits the ice next month, opening the 2009-10 season October 30 at Elmira.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.