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The NFL and Special Olympics hosted a football skills and drills NFL Draft Clinic followed by a Special Olympics Unified Flag Football game featuring Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes on Friday, April 28th from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Retired Philadelphia Eagles players led... More
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On Friday, April 28, 2017, Special Olympics athletes from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida and North Carolina attended the Penn Relays, the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States held in Philadelphia! Athletes competed in a Special Olympics 100m... More
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The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, presented by the Sheetz family, returned to Penn State University on Blue White Weekend for an eighth consecutive year. More than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participated in a 5K run or 2 mile family fun walk on... More
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UNified play. UNconventional Fun. UNforgettable Experience Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) hosted Pittsburgh’s first UNcathlon on Sunday, April 9th at Schenley Park. The UNcathlon offered 11 events, one more than the traditional 10 found in a decathlon, and featured... More
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Congratulations to our Special Olympics USA delegation who competed in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games from March 14 - 25 . Each one of our athletes came home with a medal! Special Olympics Pennsylvania sent 6 athletes and one coach to compete alongside Special... More
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Students with and without intellectual disabilities participated in the Interscholastic Unified Bocce State Championships prior to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Boy’s and Girl’s state basketball championships on Friday, March 24, 2017.... More
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More than 50 athletes joined hundreds of friends, family members and coaches for the annual SOPA Day at the 76ers on Sunday, March 19th. The athletes participated in a basketball clinic on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center prior to the Sixers vs. Celtics match up that... More
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Governor Tom Wolf and Other Leaders Joined Special Olympics PA Athletes for a Reception & Bocce Competitions Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) hosted the first ever Unified Government Sports Challenge in the East Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA... More
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On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, Villanova University Men’s Basketball hosted the first ever Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Night at Nova Hoops. The evening was highlighted by a halftime Unified Sports exhibition game featuring Villanova students and members of the... More

 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

Leadership TextSpecial Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) held its 2016 Leadership Conference from September 10  – 11 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, 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.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OPENING:

BUILD POSITIVE ATTITUDES:

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IMPROVE ATHLETE PERFORMANCE:

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BUILD CAPACITY:

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