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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

  • 9月
    25
    Western Fall Sectional
    9月 25, 2016
    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Slippery Rock
    Pennsylvania
    Western Fall Sectional

    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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    Contact: Mike Ermer
    Email: mermer@specialolympicspa.org

    9月 25, 2016
    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Slippery Rock University
    Slippery Rock , Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    02
    Eastern Fall Sectional
    10月 02, 2016
    12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    East Stroudsburg
    Pennsylvania
    Eastern Fall Sectional

    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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    10月 02, 2016
    12:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    East Stoudsburg University
    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 11月
    04
    Fall Festival
    11月 04, 2016 - 11月 06, 2016
     
    Villanova
    Pennsylvania
    Fall Festival

    The Fall Festival is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world. For one weekend each year, Villanova University opens its campus up to over 1,000 athletes, 400 coaches, and 2,000 volunteers from the Villanova Student Body, surrounding community, and corporations. The athletes who participate in the Fall Festival compete in a total of six Olympic-type sports including bocce, long distance running, power-lifting, roller skating, soccer and volleyball. However, sporting events are just a small component of the overall weekend. Villanova’s campus is transformed into an athlete’s wonderland, incorporating Opening Ceremonies; a parade; Healthy Athlete screenings; an Olympic Town offering face painting, food and fun; a Victory Dance; and Closing Ceremonies. There is no charge to participate in the Fall Festival or in any other Special Olympics event. All housing and meals for the weekend are provided by Villanova University and Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The event requires 2,000 volunteers from the Villanova University student body, corporate organizations and the surrounding community. Spectators are encouraged to visit any of the competition venues on or near campus and cheer on athletes at Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s second largest event of the year.

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    11月 04, 2016 - 11月 06, 2016
     
    Villanova University
    Villanova, Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 12月
    02
    Philadelphia Polar Plunge
    12月 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia Polar Plunge

    The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping or running into icy cold waters. Plunge participants take a quick dip in a river or pool to raise funds for Special Olympics Pennsylvania, the state's largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This year there are nine Plunges statewide to choose from. Jumping into icy cold water really not your thing? You can still participate and show your support by making a pledge to a braver soul. Join us and be "Freezin' for a Reason" – Take the Plunge!

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    Contact: Kristin Craven
    Email: kcraven@specialolympicspa.org
    Phone: 610-630-9450 x252

    12月 02, 2016
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Drexel University, Fitness Plaza
    3301 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 1月
    29
    Winter Games 2017
    1月 29, 2017 - 1月 31, 2017
     
    Johnstown
    Pennsylvania
    Winter Games 2017

    Continuing with tradition, hundreds of athletes, coaches, families, and friends representing all corners of Pennsylvania participate in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s third-largest state-wide event, the Winter Games. During the course of the event, more than 350 athletes and 170 coaches participate in three days of exciting winter sports – competing in alpine and cross-country skiing, figure and speed skating, snowshoeing and individual skills events. Weeks of hard work and dedication in training is rewarded as athletes are cheered on and supported during competition by more than 1,500 enthusiastic volunteers.

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    Contact: Mike Ermer
    Email: mermer@specialolympicspa.org
    Phone: 1-800-233-5161 x 243

    1月 29, 2017 - 1月 31, 2017
     
    Seven Springs Resort
    Johnstown , Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 3月
    04
    State Floor Hockey Tournament
    3月 04, 2017 - 3月 05, 2017
     
    Wingate
    Pennsylvania
    State Floor Hockey Tournament

    In March of each year, Special Olympics Pennsylvania welcomes more than 300 athletes and 100 coaches to Wingate, PA to face off in some fast-paced competition during the State Floor Hockey Tournament. This two day competition in team and individual skills floor hockey is normally held the first or second weekend of March. Team competition offers preliminary, pool play and final rounds. Individual skills have preliminary and final rounds. Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes.

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    3月 04, 2017 - 3月 05, 2017
     
    Bald Eagle Area High School
    Wingate, Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 3月
    26
    Eastern Bowling Sectional
    3月 26, 2017
    12:00 AM - 08:30 PM
    Allentown
    Pennsylvania
    Eastern Bowling Sectional

    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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    3月 26, 2017
    12:00 AM - 08:30 PM
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 4月
    29
    Western Spring Sectional
    4月 29, 2017
    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania
    Western Spring Sectional

    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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    Contact: Mike Ermer
    Email: mermer@specialolympicspa.org

    4月 29, 2017
    12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
  • 5月
    06
    Eastern Spring Sectional
    5月 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Kuztown
    Pennsylvania
    Eastern Spring Sectional

    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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    5月 06, 2017
    12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Kutztown University
    Kuztown , Pennsylvania
    UNITED STATES
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