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More than 500 plungers participated in the fifth annual Lehigh Valley Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Scott Park in Easton, PA. The event, thanks to our plungers and generous sponsors, raised more than $95,000! PhotoCredit: Sue Beyer for... More
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Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members converged on Capitol Hill for Special Olympics’ 15th annual “Capitol Hill Day” on February 15, 2017. Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes from across the nation held more than 250 face-to-face meetings with their... More
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On Saturday, February 4th, our plunge season continued with two plunges: the York County Polar Plunge and the Winter Games Polar Plunge. Sixth Annual Winter Games Polar Plunge The sixth annual Winter Games Polar Plunge was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Canoe Creek... More
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A special thank you is extended to all of the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and members of law enforcement who helped make our 40th Annual Winter Games a success despite the intense wintry weather. Thanks, Seven Springs Mountain Resort and the Kirk Nevin Arenafor being... More
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The ninth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, PA. More than 500 plungers participated in the event which raised over $100,000. Image pictured above is... More
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Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of School and Youth Leadership Coordinator School and Youth Leadership Coordinator Major Function The School and Youth Leadership Coordinator position will play an important role in the... More
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Congratulations are extended to Coach Tammy Powell from Special Olympics Pennsylvania - Lycoming County who is among thirteen individuals representing the United States, Canada and the Caribbean that were named 2016 Coach of the Year finalists. The finalists represent Special... More
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The 12th annual Capital Area Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Gifford Pinchot State Park - Conewago Day Use Area in Wellsville, PA. The Capital Area Polar Plunge is a staple winter event that brought... More
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The 5th Annual Beaver County Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA), presented by Aerotek and Geico, featured more than 300 brave souls who jumped into the frigid waters of the Beaver River at Bridgewater Landing Marina and were “freezin’ for a reason”... More

 2016 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

Leadership TextSpecial Olympics Pennsylvania's (SOPA) held its 2016 Leadership Conference from September 10  – 11 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, 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.

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE OPENING:

BUILD POSITIVE ATTITUDES:

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IMPROVE ATHLETE PERFORMANCE:

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BUILD CAPACITY:

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