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 Spring Sectional – Kutztown University: May 6, 2023
  • Eastern Fall Sectional – DeSales University: Oct. 1, 2023

CENTRAL – Erika Christiansen, Central Competition Director

  • Central Spring Sectional – Saint Francis University: April 30, 2023
  • Central Fall Sectional – Juniata College: October 1, 2023

WEST  Jessie Merckle, Three Rivers Region Sports Director

  • Western Spring Sectional – Carnegie Mellon University: April 29, 2023
  • Western Fall Sectional – Slippery Rock University: September 24, 2023


Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosts the following state level competitions: 

If you would like to volunteer at a Special Olympics Pennsylvania event, follow this link to complete our volunteer application. Once you complete the application, you can select which event and which job you would like to help with!


Central Spring Sectional:

Eastern Spring Sectional:

Western Spring Sectional