Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia program provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Philadelphia.

The program, however, is about more than just sports. Through work in health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities. We give our participants skills they can use at home, in school, and at work.

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities lead healthy, vibrant lives grounded in ongoing sports and physical activities, sound nutrition and a deeply held commitment to improve, compete, achieve and demonstrate their personal bests to themselves and their communities. 

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities – and their families — know the best ways to optimize their health and well-being. We want to make sure that accessible information, resources, systems, and policies exist at the individual, community, national and global levels that support them in realizing healthy and productive lives.

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world in which people with intellectual disabilities are leaders in engendering and sustaining acceptance and respect within schools and communities. We do this through Special Olympics’ inclusive sports, fitness and youth activation programs.


News & Events
2017 Eastern Fall Sectional
October 2, 2017

The 2017 Eastern Fall Sectional was held on Sunday, October 1st at East Stroudsburg University. Philadelphia sent 6 head coaches, 11 assistant coaches to the sectional to assist our 9 bocce athletes and 1 unified bocce partner, 11 volleyball athletes, and 24 soccer athletes as they achieved greatness on the bocce courts, soccer fields, and volleyball […]

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Fall Networking Happy Hour
September 27, 2017

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) kicked off the fall season with a Fall Networking Happy Hour at the Plough and the Stars (2nd and Chestnut) in Philadelphia’s Old City on Tuesday, September 26th. YPC members, along with friends and family of Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia enjoyed a selection of domestic beers and […]

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