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On Saturday, May 28th, MLS Works and Special Olympics will partner 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... 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
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The first Leadership Academy in North America, held from April 19 – 21, 2016 in Philadelphia, provided 30 emerging Special Olympics leaders with insights, skills and tools to improve their Programs. The 3-day workshop included training on leadership styles, leading a team,... More
The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) presented by the Sheetz family returned to Penn State on Blue White Weekend for a seventh consecutive year. More than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities participated in a 3 mile... More
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More than 300 athletes, 120 coaches, families, and friends representing Central Pennsylvania participated in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Central Spring Sectional on Sunday, April 17th at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. During the course of the event, athletes... More
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The 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Night at the 76ers featured nearly 80 athletes and more than 300 additional friends and family at the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Philadelphia 76ers clash with the Boston Celtics on March 20th. Although the Sixers did not win,... More
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Students with and without intellectual disabilities participated in the Interscholastic Unified Bocce State Championship prior to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Boy’s and Girl’s state basketball championships on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the... More
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More than 370 athletes and 137 coaches from 20 Pennsylvania programs - plus the states of New York and Virginia - participated in some fast-paced competition during Special Olympics PA’s 10th Annual State Floor Hockey Tournament on March 5th and 6th at Bald Eagle Area High... More
2016 Plunge
The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping or running into icy cold waters. Plunge participants take a quick dip in a river or pool to raise funds for Special Olympics... More
Hill Day 1
Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members from 39 states converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on February 10th for Special Olympics’ 14th Annual “Capitol Hill Day.” Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes from across the nation, including Special... 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: