2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games Torch Lighting
Check out Games Results for Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes who recently competed in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea as members of Team USA from January 26 - February 6, 2013! You did a fantastic job, and we are proud!
View the 2013 Games Fact Sheet and Read More About SOPA's Team USA Athletes.
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Jeremy Fair, Speed Skating
Area M (Dauphin, Perry, Cumberland, Northern York County)
Marissa Carr, Speed Skating
McKenzie McNamara, Alpine Skiing
Area P (Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Scranton City)
Erin Erdman, Cross Country Skiing
Andrew Sambol, Cross Country Skiing
Lisa Robinson, Alipne Skiing
James Leonard, Alpine Skiing
Bill Shaulis, Final Leg
Team USA World Winter Games Sendoffs
Prior to leaving for Korea, Team USA representatives from Special Olympics PA and NJ attended a Sendoff Event at the Liacouras Center on January 23rd.
Several Special Olympics (SOPA) athletes from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, that competed in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea from January 29th to February 5th, received a sendoff at two separate basketball games. Eight athletes and three coaches attended the Temple vs. Penn Men’s game at the Liacouras Center on January 23rd. While there, they received a brief on-court recognition and were allowed to greet the Temple Owls as they arrived on the court for pre-game warm ups. The Team USA representatives then stayed and enjoyed the game.
Likewise in Pittsburgh, PA, two athletes and one coach attended the Duquesne Dukes vs. Saint Louis Billikens game at the Palumbo Center. They also received on-court recognition, stayed for the game, and were joined by members of SOPA’s Western Law Enforcement Torch Run, Sgt. Matt Porter and Officer Rob DiPippa of the Port Authority Police.
The World Winter Games features world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speed skating, among other sports. Every two years since 1968, alternating between summer and winter sports, Special Olympics World Games are a flagship event of Special Olympics which highlights on a global scale Special Olympics work in sport, health, education and community.
Athletes and Coaches attending the Temple vs. Penn Men’s game were as follows:
- Rebecca Scheick - Snowshoeing
- Maureen Larsen – Alpine Skiing
- Junichi Kusakawa – Cross Country Skiing
Team USA representatives from Special Olymopics PA and LETR members from the Port Authority Police attended a Sendoff Event at the Palumbo Center on January 23rd.
Those attending the Duquesne Dukes vs. Saint Louis Billikens game were:
Final Leg Law Enforcement Torch Run Participants (Unable to Attend the Sendoff):
For more SOPA-Team USA information, athlete bios and a list of attending support staff, visit http://www.specialolympicspa.org/sports/world-games
2013 World Winter Games Schedules and results can be found at http://www.specialolympics.org/Games/2013_World_Winter_Games.aspx
The Official World Games website is http://www.2013sopoc.org/hb/eng
For 2013 Winter Games images, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/soi-photo-stream/collections/72157632547303646/