The Pigskin Pass is a relay run between the University of Delaware and Towson University involving student-athletes from both schools carrying a special game ball to be delivered during a ceremony at the annual football game between the two schools.
The student-athletes take on the challenge of this run to heighten attention to the football rivalry and also to raise awareness and financial support for each state’s respective Special Olympics program, as all proceeds go to SODE and Special Olympics Maryland.
To help support these student-athletes with a donation, visit www.pigskinpass.com.
Date, time and location
To Be Announced
Information about the event
Student-athletes from the visiting team start the 58-mile relay run from their school's football stadium and run the ball to Festival Park (directions) in Aberdeen, Md., the midway point for the run, and hand off the ball to the home team’s student-athletes during a special ceremony. The student-athletes from the home team then run the ball the remaining 29 miles and deliver the special game ball during a special ceremony at the game.
History of the event
In 2013, the eighth annual Pigskin Pass raised more than $21,500 ($15,100 for SODE and $6,400 for SOMD). In its eight-year history, the event has raised more than $188,500 for the Special Olympics programs in Delaware and Maryland.