TOWSON, Md. - On October 16 and 17, the Towson student athletes along with their counter-parts from the University of Delaware participated in the Pigskin Pass to raise money for the Special Olympic programs in Delaware and Maryland.

On Friday, the Delaware student athletes ran the game ball for Saturday’s football game from their campus to the half-way point in Aberdeen, Md. There was a passing off ceremony attended by athletes from both schools and their mascots.

On Saturday morning, the Towson athletes ran the rest of the way arriving at Unitas Stadium just before game-time to hand off the ball for the actual game. Towson had 175 runners from 11 different sports and plenty of support from those athletes that were unable to run that weekend.

The two schools combined to raise $25, 403 for the Special Olympic programs.