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We are proud to share with you some exciting news: Special Olympics has partnered with iMyne, a free, sustainable fundraising site, which allows you to shop your heart out for Special Olympics every time you purchase from the sites you love. And the best part? You'll earn... More
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Students with and without intellectual disabilities participated in a Unified Indoor Bocce Invitational prior to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Boy’s and Girl’s state basketball championships on March 20, 2015. The Bocce Invitational took place... More
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Delegations of Special Olympics athletes, Program leaders, and family members from 39 states participated in Special Olympics’ 12th Annual “Capitol Hill Day” on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Pictured from left to right): Jerry Holy, Project UNIFY Coordinator at Special Olympics... More
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The 3rd Annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Night at the 76ers was a huge success. Nearly 500 athletes, coaches, supporters, volunteers and families came to the Wells Fargo Center for an evening of memorable experiences on Saturday, March 14th. In addition to watching... More
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Sam’s Club, an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart, held a national employee fundraising campaign from January 1, 2015 through February 16, 2015 with Special Olympics programs as the beneficiary. The campaign raised more than... More
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On Tuesday, February 17th, in preparation for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Bank of America hosted a Golf Training Camp for Special Olympics athletes from the United States and Canada at Griffith Park’s Wilson Golf Course. Local Special Olympics athlete Bobby Robbins... More
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Check out how our seven statewide polar plunges did this season! A huge thank you is extended to our corporate sponsors and plunge participants. Winter Games Polar Plunge York County Polar Bear Plunge 10th Annual Capital Area Polar Plunge Eastern Polar Plunge Beaver County... More
More than 350 athletes and 175 coaches travelled to the 2015 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Winter Games, presented by Lee Initiatives, Inc., held in Seven Springs and Johnstown, PA from February 8th - 10th. This statewide competition, taking place at Seven Springs... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania is proud to announce that 8 athletes, 1 Unified Partner, 4 coaches, and 1 medical volunteer have been named to represent PA at the World Summer Games. Our PA participants, who are a part of a 491 member delegation, will represent the United... More

 

2014 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Leadership Conference 

Leadership ImageSpecial Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) held its 2014 Leadership Conference from September 6– 7 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.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: PROGRAM MANAGERS AND MANAGEMENT TEAM

TARGET AUDIENCE: COACHES

AUDIENCE: ANYONE

TARGET AUDIENCE: VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: FUND RAISING COORDINATORS, TREASURERS and PROGRAM MANAGERS

TARGET AUDIENCE: TREASURERS

TARGET AUDIENCE: PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: COMPETITION AND TRAINING COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: OUTREACH COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATORS AND MANAGERS

TARGET AUDIENCE: FUNDRAISING COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: FUND RAISING COORDINATORS

TARGET AUDIENCE: EVERYONE