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Special Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) 2016 Leadership Conference, which is designed to provide ongoing training and recognition for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, was held from September 10 -11 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA.... More
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Special Olympics PA (SOPA) is again partnering with the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and have a few open spots for participants in the Great Race (September 25th) and/or the Junior Great Race (September 17th) free of charge. If you are an avid athlete... More
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MLS WORKS and ESPN hosted a Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match on Tuesday, July 26th for the third consecutive year featuring Special Olympics All-Stars representing 18 MLS clubs from the U.S. and Canada. Among the participants were Special Olympics... More
The Special Olympics experience fills a critical need in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and the demonstration of competence to themselves, their families and the community. The... More
2016 Soccer Championship
On Tuesday, June 7th, Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Program (SOPA Philly) continued its strong partnership with the School District of Philadelphia to present the fourth annual Unified Soccer Championship held at Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.... More
47th Annual Summer Games Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) held its 47th Annual Summer Games at Penn State University in University Park, PA, from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4, 2016. The event, sponsored by SOPA’s Premier Partner, Sheetz, Inc., drew over 2,000... More
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a 3-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 2016 Summer Games... More
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Pennsylvania High School students, with and without intellectual disabilities, participated in the Interscholastic Unified Track and Field Championships held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Track and Field Championships on... More
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On Saturday, May 28th, MLS Works and Special Olympics partnered to conduct a Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer match between Special Olympics Pennsylvania and Special Olympics Colorado following a Major League Soccer (MLS) regular season match between the Colorado Rapids... More
Penn Relays 2016
On Friday, April 29, 2016, athletes from Special Olympics Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and North Carolina participated in the Penn Relays, one of the oldest, largest and most renowned track and field competitions in the United States. The Penn Relays are held... 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: