World Games Athletes Honored by the Senate
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
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!
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Check out a World Games Video Recap of our athletes via Facebook!
VOLLEYBALL: TEAM WON GOLD!
- Holdan Marr: Clinton Co.
- Christopher Smith: Clinton Co.
- Robert Borner Jr.: Clinton Co.
- Ronald Smith: Clinton Co.
- Conner Borner: Clinton Co.
- Jordan Litz: Clinton Co.
- Kathy Marr: Clinton Co.
- Elainie Litz: Clinton Co.
- Arthur Powers: Clinton Co.
TRACK & FIELD:
- Aaron Keller: Luzerne Co. - 1 Gold, 2 Silver
- Delina Rodriguez: Carbon Co. - 2 Gold, 1 Bronze, 4th Place Ribbon
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.