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We would like to thank the more than 500 stakeholders who took time earlier in the summer to share input via our online strategic planning survey. The information provided was very helpful, and was used to shape the preliminary draft of our next strategic plan. During our... More
USTA Tournament
On Saturday, August 8, 2015, twenty-four athletes from Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties competed in the first U.S. Tennis Association Special Olympics Pennsylvania Tournament at Hempfield Area Recreation Center in Landisville, PA. In a collaboration between Tennis... More
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On Saturday, August 1, 2015, members of our Interscholastic Unified Sports soccer team played against a New Jersey team of players from Rowan University’s Special Olympics College unified group at PPL Park prior to the Philadelphia Union game vs. New York Red Bulls. Students... More
Competition
Special Olympics Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for a few open positions: Vice President of Finance and Administration; Competition Director - Eastern PA *Organizational Description Vice President of Finance and Administration Position Description Position: This position... More
Edwin and Angel
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, Special Olympics PA - Philadelphia athlete Angel Rosa and Unified Partner Edwin Leon traveled to Colorado for the second annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match, presented by MLS WORKS. The Major LeagueSoccer (MLS) Match... More
2015 TD Bank
Many Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) athletes visited TD Bank locations to thank the company for their annual region-wide Campaign, which was recently held from May 18th through June 26th. The campaign encouraged TD Bank customers and employees to raise funds for Special... More
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ESPN Reporter Amy Rosewater wrote: Michael Phelps is using his star power as the world's most decorated Olympian to grow the sport and teach children and young adults all over the world. And he spent Saturday (May 30th) at that same swim club to share the techniques he used... More
Opening StateCollege.com
Summer Games 2015 took place from June 4th to June 6th. The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the... More
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a 3-day segmented, 150 mile run from Pittsburgh (PNC Park) to Penn State University. More than 50 Law Enforcement Teams from across the state participate in the Run to kick-off Special Olympics PA’s largest competition – the 2015 Summer Games... More
Across the U.S – Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, torchbearers have run, biked, walked, rollerbladed or rolled a segment of the Unified Relay Across America (URAA). Presented by Bank of America, the URAA has three simultaneous routes hitting all 50... 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