World Games Athletes Honored by the Senate

House Recognition

Pennsylvania members of Special Olympics USA’s contingent for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games visited the State Capitol in Harrisburg on April 29th where they were honored on the Senate floor! The Senate payed tribute to our PA athletes for their achievements while competing in the World Games held in Abu Dhabi from March 14 - 21.

PA World Games Athlete Medal Count

Champions Image

Our athletes brought home some hardware after very successful competitions.  We couldn't be more proud of how they represented Pennsylvania as a part of Special Olympics USA!

Click here to view images of the Games! 

Check out a World Games Video Recap of our athletes via Facebook!


Watch the Clinton County Hawks receive their gold medals at the awards ceremony!

Tennis Medals


Watch Delina Rodrigues deadlift 100kg to secure the gold at World Games!

Athletics Medal


Watch Aaron Keller sprint to the finish to take gold in the 10000m!

Powerlifting Medal


The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019  were held from March 14-21, 2019 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where more than 7,000 athletes from over 170 countries competed in 24 different individual and team sports. Special Olympics USA had a 313-member delegation representing the United States, comprised of 216 athletes, 65 coaches and approximately 34 delegation members who supported team operations. Team members competed in 18 of the 24 sports offered: athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics – artistic, gymnastics—rhythmic, open water swimming, powerlifting, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, and volleyball.

Special Olympics USA is the national team that represents the United States at the Special Olympics World Summer and Winter Games. Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion to come together for the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between summer and winter Games, this event is the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement, which promotes inclusion, equality, and acceptance around the world.