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). 

Spring Sectionals Update: We will not be hosting Spring Sectional competitions this year but instead are working on a revised competition plan and schedule for the remainder of the Spring Season to afford as many opportunities to as many athletes as possible.

EAST –  Bruce Bach, Senior Competition Director

  • Eastern Bowling Qualifier – Allentown, August 22, 2021
  • Eastern Spring Sectional – Kutztown University – N/A
  • Eastern Fall Sectional – DeSales University, October 3, 2021     

CENTRAL  Teresa Amaturo, Central Competition Director

  • Central Bowling Qualifier– Harrisburg, August 21, 2021
  • Central Spring Sectional – Saint Francis University – N/A
  • Central Fall Sectional – Juniata College, September 26, 2021

WEST  Mike Ermer, Western Competition Director

  • Western Bowling Qualifier – Erie, August 21, 2021
  • Western Spring Sectional – Carnegie Mellon University – N/A
  • Western Fall Sectional – Slippery Rock University,  September 26, 2021


Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosts the following state level competitions: