Pennsylvania

Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.   
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place.

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

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2570 Blvd of the Generals, Suite 124
Norristown, PA

+1 (610) 630-9450

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Upcoming Events

  • мар 14 - мар 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Вт мар 14 - Сб мар 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Вт мар 14 - Сб мар 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


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    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • мар
    24
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship
    Пт мар 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Hershey
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship

    Пт мар 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    SOPA hosts the IUS Bocce Championship at PIAA Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball Championship, Hershey, PA in March. Bocce teams will consists of a proportional number of students with and without intellectual disabilities (one team consists of 6-8 athletes). By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.


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    Venue(s)
    Hershey Giant Center
    550 Hersheypark Dr
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
    USA
    Stadium
  • мар
    26
    Eastern Bowling Sectional
    Вс мар 26, 2017
    12:00 AM - 08:30 PM

    Eastern Bowling Sectional

    Вс мар 26, 2017
    12:00 AM - 08:30 PM

    To improve the quality of the events we offer, we have begun implementation of some new competition processes and procedures for our Sectional and State Competitions. Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with these changes as well as an important reminder about the requirements for coaches (and other Class A volunteers) to attend Sectional and State competitions.


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  • мар
    28
    Spread the Word to End the Word Rally, Fayette County
    Вт мар 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Harrisburg
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Spread the Word to End the Word Rally, Fayette County

    Вт мар 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Please join The Arc of Fayette County and The Special Olympics, PA, Fayette County for a rally to End the R-Word at our state Capitol! Program participants, athletes, families, friends and advocates will rally at the rotunda! More information is available on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/arcoffayettecounty/ and our website: www.arcfayette.org


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    Venue(s)
    Capitol Building
    501 North 3rd Street
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    USA
  • апр
    29
    Western Spring Sectional
    Сб апр 29, 2017
    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Western Spring Sectional

    Сб апр 29, 2017
    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    To improve the quality of the events we offer, we have begun implementation of some new competition processes and procedures for our Sectional and State Competitions. Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with these changes as well as an important reminder about the requirements for coaches (and other Class A volunteers) to attend Sectional and State competitions.


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    Venue(s)
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
    USA
  • май
    06
    Eastern Spring Sectional
    Сб май 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Kuztown
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Eastern Spring Sectional

    Сб май 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    To improve the quality of the events we offer, we have begun implementation of some new competition processes and procedures for our Sectional and State Competitions. Please click on the link below to familiarize yourself with these changes as well as an important reminder about the requirements for coaches (and other Class A volunteers) to attend Sectional and State competitions.


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    Venue(s)
    Kutztown University
    Kuztown , Pennsylvania
    USA
  • май 26 - май 27
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship
    Пт май 26 - Сб май 27, 2017
     
    Shippensburg
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship

    Пт май 26 - Сб май 27, 2017
     

    On a Unified Track and Field team, students with and without intellectual disabilities compete alongside each. Each team members competes in one field event, one track event and one relay. Competition divisions are based on similar ability levels to ensure meaningful involvement. By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Shippensburg University
    1871 Old Main Dr
    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
    USA

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