Northwest Region

In 2023, Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) established the Northwest Region, to serve more than 1,000 athletes in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. This regional approach is designed to provide sustainability to the organization, engage more athletes and provide enhanced, quality experiences to athletes in our region.

Learn about fundraising events and opportunities in the Northwest Region!

Fall Sports

  • Bocce
  • LDR/W
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Winter Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Floor Hockey
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing

Spring Sports

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Local Announcements

Fall Sports Signups Are Open!


Northwest Region Cool Schools Polar Plunge


Northwest Region Polar Plunge


Open Coaching Positions


Volunteer Opportunities


Regional Staff

Katherine Reim
Katherine ReimRegional Executive Directorkreim@specialolympicspa.org
Diane Sickles
Diane SicklesDevelopment Directordsickles@specialolympicspa.org
Douglas Chuzie
Douglas ChuzieRegional Sports Directordchuzie@specialolympicspa.org
Kelly Erickson
Kelly EricksonAdministrative Managerkerickson@specialolympicspa.org