FAQ's

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What is SOPA’s Mission?

The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

What purpose does Special Olympics Pennsylvania, the state office, serve?
Who can participate in Special Olympics?
How many athletes does SOPA serve?
How many volunteers does SOPA have?
What competitions are offered by SOPA?
What sports are offered by SOPA?
What are the benefits of Special Olympics?
What makes Special Olympics unique from other organizations?
Where does SOPA’s funding come from?