As an accredited local program of Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA), Columbia/Montour offers year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with mental retardation.
The Columbia Montour program was started in 1990 starting with 20 athletes and one sport, bowling. The program has now grown to over 100 athletes and is offering over 10 different sports.
Manager - Deb Andrews
Treasurer - John Bressler
Training Coordinator - Laura Davis
Competition Coordinator - Cathy Bechtel
Outreach Coordinator Lisa Naunczek
Fund Raising Coordinator
Data Base Coordinator Genny Swecz
Public Relations Coordinator - Monica Fields
Recording Secretary Andrea Tolchynski
The entire Columbia/Montour program is run by volunteer effort. County residents volunteer their time coaching teams, officiating games, organizing events, raising funds, and playing numerous other roles. New volunteers are always welcome!