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More than 500 plungers participated in the seventh annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, PA, which raised over $110,000.This year’s celebrity plungers included Emmy award winning Fox News General Assignment... More
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Over 500 people took part in the third annual Beaver County Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Bridgewater Landing Marina in Beaver, PA, which raised over $80,000. Local Law Enforcement members played a big part in this year’s plunge and were ‘freezin for... More
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Hundreds took the plunge into the frigid waters of the Delaware River for the third annual Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Scott Park in Easton, PA. An elite group of plungers, known as "Super Plungers," plunged every hour for 24 hours into a... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania is proud to announce that 7 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
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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
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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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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
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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
Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year, hosted two Girls Basketball Clinics for ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 18 on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Episcopal Academy, located in Newton Square, PA. The clinics... 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