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The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) presented by the Sheetz family returned to Penn State on Blue White Weekend for a seventh consecutive year. More than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participated in a 3 mile... More
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More than 300 athletes, 120 coaches, families, and friends representing Central Pennsylvania participated in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Central Spring Sectional on Sunday, April 17th at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. During the course of the event, athletes... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania has been provided a limited number of tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates games during the 2016 regular season. These tickets are provided by Game Day Memories and occur sporadically throughout the season. The program is intended to create a memorable... More
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The 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Night at the 76ers featured nearly 80 athletes and more than 300 additional friends and family at the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Philadelphia 76ers clash with the Boston Celtics on March 20th. Although the Sixers did not win,... More
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Students with and without intellectual disabilities participated in the Interscholastic Unified Bocce State Championship prior to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Boy’s and Girl’s state basketball championships on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the... More
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) has appointed David A. Mettin, Chief of Police for the Slate Belt Regional Police Department, to serve as its Assistant Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Director. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a year-round... More
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More than 370 athletes and 137 coaches from 20 Pennsylvania programs - plus the states of New York and Virginia - participated in some fast-paced competition during Special Olympics PA’s 10th Annual State Floor Hockey Tournament on March 5th and 6th at Bald Eagle Area High... More
2016 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... More
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Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members from 39 states converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 10th for Special Olympics’ 14th Annual “Capitol Hill Day.” Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes from across the nation, including Special... More
More than 500 athletes and coaches from throughout Pennsylvania competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Winter Games held in Seven Springs and Johnstown, PA from February 7-9th. This statewide competition, that took place at Seven Springs Mountain Resort as... More


2015 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Leadership Conference 

Leadership ImageSpecial Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) held its 2015 Leadership Conference from September 12 – 13 at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA. The Conference, designed to provide ongoing training and recognition for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, offered several sessions. Below are many of the PowerPoint presentations and handouts shared with Conference attendees.


Athlete Leadership:




Marketing & Communications:

Sports /Competition:

VSys 101 / Live: