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

The program, however, is about more than just sports. Through work in health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities.

News & Events
Obama honors Special Olympics at a White House gala
August 1, 2014

A Special Night for Special Olympics! Last night was a very exciting occasion for Special Olympics as President Obama celebrated Special Olympics and what the organization stands for. Special Olympics athletes from around the globe, including two athletes from Pennsylvania (one being Philadelphia’s very own Unified Partner Kenneth Brown), attended the gala at the White House and […]

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Join SOPA Philly’s Young Professionals Committee
July 21, 2014

Special Olympics Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is comprised of enthusiastic individuals, under the age of 36, dedicated to raising community awareness and fundraising efforts while driving the organization’s mission. The mission of Special Olympics Philadelphia Young Professionals Council is to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and plan and implement various social and fundraising events to […]

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