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2017 Philadelphia Polar Plunge
December 4, 2017

The 2017 Philadelphia Polar Plunge was a huge success! Prep for the event happened on Thursday, November 30th to ensure that the water would be nice and chilly for Plungers. On Friday, December 1, 2017, more than 500 Plungers took to the water during three different plunge times. The first temperature reading of the morning was a […]

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138th Philadelphia Charity Ball
November 27, 2017

The Philadelphia Charity Ball celebrated 138 years of tradition on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The mission of The Philadelphia Charity Ball is two-fold: to raise funds for non-profit organizations focused on youth in Philadelphia, and to inspire the young people of Philadelphia to make philanthropy a central part of their lives. It is a formal celebration and gathering that has raised millions of dollars for a variety […]

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2017-2018 IUS Bocce Season
November 17, 2017

The 2017-2018 IUS Bocce Season is the third year that Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia has had an IUS Bocce League. This year, nine Philadelphia schools are participating with the end goal of competing in Hershey, PA for the State IUS Bocce Championships. After a few months off, everyone was happy to start bocce again. Below […]

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Unified Philadelphia Union Takes Home 4th Straight Gold!
August 7, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, two Unified Teams took on a quest of venturing around Philadelphia before going head to head in a Unified Soccer Match. A unified team from Abraham Lincoln High School represented Philadelphia Union while a group from Special Olympics Texas came down to represent FC Dallas. At the end of the day, […]

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Fourth Annual Unified Sports All-Star soccer match
August 4, 2017

On Monday, July 31, 2017, athlete, Jeremiah Ellis, partner, Robert Esquilin, and coach Susie Reece from Universal Audenried Charter High School left for the fourth annual Unified Sports All-Star soccer match. This year, the festivities and game took place in Chicago, Illinois. Jeremiah and Robert represented Philadelphia Union during the week. Below is the roster […]

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2017 Unified Soccer Championship
May 31, 2017

After months of hard work and determination, 9 schools from the Philadelphia area gathered for the 5th annual Unified Soccer Championships. George Washington High School hosted the 2017 Unified Soccer Championship on May 30. Two of George Washington’s very own students, Angel Rosa and Alyssa Henry, kicked things off with a great introduction to their […]

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2017 IUS Soccer League Play Days
May 3, 2017

Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia held four 2017 IUS Soccer League Play Days for the nine high schools participating in soccer this year. These four games lead up to the Unified Soccer Championship on May 30th. With typical spring weather, two of our league play days were postponed due to rain, but in the end, all […]

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Unified Bocce Champions Showcase
April 5, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, SOPA Philly hosted a Unified Bocce Demonstration at the School District of Philadelphia Head Quarters (440) in the atrium for all to see! The two winning teams from our Philadelphia Unified Bocce Championship championship that did not advance to Hershey – a team from Thomas Edison and another from George […]

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2017 Philadelphia IUS Bocce Championship
March 10, 2017

On Thursday, March 9th, 24 Philadelphia Unified Bocce Teams met to see who would be moving on to the PIAA State Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Eight teams from all over Pennsylvania will advance to the PIAA State Championships, held at the Giant Center. One school from each county will advance, and schools looking to advance […]

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Second Annual Philly Plunge Huge Success
December 5, 2016

  The second annual Philly Plunge huge success! The Philadelphia Polar Plunge took place on Friday, December 2, 2016, outside of Drexel University’s Fitness Plaza. A total of four plunges were held on this day: A “Cool Schools Plunge” for high schools participating in Special Olympics PA’s Interscholastic Unified Sports program from 10:00 am to12:00 […]

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