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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 Special Olympics Team USA. Our PA participants, who are a part of a 491 member delegation, will represent the United States at the 2015... More
Post-Gazette
On December 5 and 6, 2014, thousands celebrated the power of Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) to change hearts and minds about individuals with intellectual disabilities. Photo Credit: Kevin Kirkland / Post-Gazette. Kicking off the weekend on Friday morning, 17 brave... More
ALPs II v2
Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) empowers athletes to develop leadership skills and utilize their voices and abilities to assume meaningful leadership roles, influence change within the Special Olympics movement, and create inclusive communities around the world. Through... More
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Timothy Shriver’s new book, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most, was written for and about the people who have inspired him to feel fully alive -- and athletes are at the top of that list. In so many ways, athletes have served as his role models of courage, trust, love... More
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Special Olympics Global Ambassador, Apolo Ohno, the Utah Sports Commission and Energy Solutions Arena hosted the Inaugural Apolo Ohno Invitational, a first-of-its-kind Short Track Speed Skating event that featured top athletes from Canada, China, the Netherlands, and the USA,... More
Final Leg
Special Olympics PA athlete Maria Daniela Brandt from Columbia/Montour and Trooper Robin Mungo from the Pennsylvania State Police were selected for the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg, preceding the Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Los Angeles, CA,... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Fall Festival returned to Villanova University for the 26th consecutive year on November 7-9, 2014 and welcomed more than 1,500 coaches, athletes and Unified Partners representing 36 Pennsylvania countiesto compete in bocce, long distance... More
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Programming Department/Sports Department Competition Director - Central Pennsylvania Major Function: Coordinates competition opportunities in Central Pennsylvania through the use of sound management components, adhering to policies and procedures established by SOPA and... More
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D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union and Special Olympics collaborated to leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. On... 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