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Special Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) 2014 Leadership Conference, which is designed to provide ongoing training and recognition for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, was held from September 6-7 at the Hilton Harrisburg in Harrisburg, PA. Each year during a Conference... More
Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s long-standing Senior Competition Director, Jennifer Tresp, has accepted a new position within the SOPA family. She will take on the newly revamped and constantly evolving position of Training and Unified Sport Director. Therefore, SOPA is... More
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) held the inaugural Athlete Leadership Programs (ALPs) University at Slippery Rock University from July 18-20, 2014. The Athlete Leadership Program empowers athletes to develop leadership skills and utilize their voices to assume meaningful... More
Comcast SportsNet Philly profiled four Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes who participated in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games held in New Jersey from June 14 – 21. The stories aired during the week of the Games and focused on the adversity each athlete has overcome to... More
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3,500 athletes from every U.S. state competed at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, June 14-21 in New Jersey! The USA Games showcased the awe-inspiring abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Members of Team PA are from more than 30 city/county Special... More
This year marked our 45th Anniversary! The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the year, Summer Games... More
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Twenty-First Century Fox was a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey that took place from June 14 – 21. As such, we are thrilled that FOX affiliates across the country helped to tell the stories of our local athletes competing at the USA Games,... More
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a 4-day segmented, 150 mile run from Pittsburgh (PNC Park) to Penn State University. More than 50 Law Enforcement Teams from across the state participated in the Run to kick-off Special Olympics PA’s largest competition – the 2014 Summer Games... More