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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  • may. 26 - may. 27
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship
    vi. may. 26 - sá. may. 27, 2017

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship

    vi. may. 26 - sá. may. 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.

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    Shippensburg University
    1871 Old Main Dr
    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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