Capital Area Region

Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Capital Area Region provides a year-round training and competitive sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related developmental disabilities. The program provides training and competitions in 24 sports and leadership programs throughout the region.


Local Announcements

Winter Sports Signups Are Open!


Capital Area Region Torch Run


Area M Newsletter June 2023


Learn about fundraising events and opportunities in the Capital Area Region!

Fall Sports

  • Bocce
  • Flag Football
  • Kayaking
  • Long Distance Running/Walking
  • Pickleball
  • Powerlifting
  • Rollerskating
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Winter Sports

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Figure Skating
  • Floor Hockey
  • Ice Speed Skating
  • Snowshoeing

Spring Sports

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Regional Staff

Shannon Pechart
Shannon PechartRegional Sports Directorspechart@specialolympicspa.org
John Brownson
John BrownsonRegional Administrative Managerjbrownson@specialolympicspa.org
Kahley Stewart
Kahley StewartRegional Development Directorkstewart@specialolympicspa.org
Lauren Parody
Lauren ParodyPT Regional Sports Directorlparody@specialolympicspa.org