ABILENE, Texas — Love was in the air at McMurry University this Valentine's Day.
The McMurry University Athletic Department put on a Valentine's Day dance for local Special Olympics athletes and the Adult Adaptive Recreation Program from the Rose Park Recreation Center's participants.
There was a lot of fun, food and dancing at the event at Bishops Hall on Thursday night.
A DJ was playing country music and dance tunes and several McMurry University students volunteered to make sure that this Valentine's Day was a special one.
This was not McMurry University's first community project, as they have been working all year with special needs adults and have been holding workshops for them each month.
If the Valentine's Day dance was not already special enough, one man proposed to his girlfriend at the dance, and she said yes.
McMurry University athletes have set a goal to perform 5,000 hours of community service during the school year.
"It is a lofty goal, but it's important to ensure that our athletes maintain a balance in their lives," said McMurry University's Director of Athletics, Sam Ferguson. "Parents entrust their young athletes to McMurry to develop them into champions beyond the playing field and courts."