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On April 16, 2015, Wawa Inc. proudly announced that this year and all years to come, April 16th will be known as Wawa Day, honoring the most important date in the company’s history with a variety of exciting customer-focused celebrations and donations from the Wawa... More
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Special Olympics and Godspeed Pictures are proud to announce that the inspirational drama "Where Hope Grows" opens in movie theaters in the United States on May 15th. Kristoffer Polaha stars as a former professional baseball player sent into an early retirement due to panic... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania has been provided a limited number of tickets to Pittsburgh Pirates games during the 2015 regular season. These tickets are provided by Game Day Memories and occur sporadically throughout the season. The program is intended to create a memorable... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for several open positions: Eastern Field Director; Manager of Local Program Accounting; Special Events Coordinator - Western PA Eastern Field Director Position Summary Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks an... More
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Dr. Timothy Shriver appeared at Mount Aloysius College for a book signing and to lecture on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Dr. Timothy Shriver, author, essayist, educator, film producer, justice advocate and Chairman of the International Special Olympics, is the son of Sargent and... More
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Race Results Race Photos Chicago Raffle Our Impact Thank you for joining us on Sunday, April 19, 2015 for the 6th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium 3 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk at Penn State University during Blue White Weekend. Presented by the Sheetz Family, the... 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

 

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