State & Sectional Events

Download our State Events: Important Dates, Deadlines & Help Desk Hours documents to stay on top of when competition documents are due and when our staff is available to answer questions.

Important dates and deadlines can also be found on our Events Calendar. 


Sectional competitions are hosted by Special Olympics Pennsylvania for each training season (summer, fall, winter) in each of the three sections of the state (west, central, east). 

EAST –  Bruce Bach, Senior Competition Director

  • Eastern Bowling Qualifier – Allentown: Jordan Lanes on August 22, 2021
  • Eastern Fall Sectional – DeSales University: October 3, 2021    
  • Eastern Bowling Sectional – Allentown: January 30, 2022
  • Eastern Spring Sectional – Kutztown University: May 7, 2022

CENTRAL  TBD, Central Competition Director

  • Central Bowling Qualifier – Harrisburg: ABC West on August 21, 2021
  • Central Fall Sectional – Juniata College: September 26, 2021
  • Central Bowling Sectional – Harrisburg: January TBD
  • Central Spring Sectional – Saint Francis University: April TBD

WEST  Mike Ermer, Western Competition Director

  • Western Bowling Qualifier – Erie: Eastway Lanes on August 21, 2021
  • Western Fall Sectional – Slippery Rock University: September 26, 2021
  • Western Bowling Sectional – Erie: January TBD
  • Western Spring Sectional – Carnegie Mellon University: April TBD


Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosts the following state level competitions: