DAYTON, Va., Oct. 7, 2009 - Members of the James Madison volleyball team were at Turner Ashby High School on Sunday to host a Special Olympics volleyball tournament.

Teams throughout Virginia participated in the event. Members of the JMU squad pitched in as referees and scorekeepers while also keeping participants entertained with side games when their team was not in competition. JMU players also helped athletes with skill development.

The event was described by a JMU participant as an intense competition between all teams with fun as the key motivator for the day. JMU volleyball athletes succeeded at both hosting a well-run event and making several new friends.