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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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I Have a Voice
October 27, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, thirteen high schools came together for training to be student leaders in their respective schools at Special Olympics Philadelphia’s “I Have a Voice” Unified Youth Summit. The Philadelphia School District hosted the summit at their headquarters with support from HOBY, and The Philadelphia Foundation. Schools in attendance at the Unified Youth Summit were: Abraham […]

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Philadelphia Union vs Real Salt Lake
August 2, 2016

It was a hot and muggy evening for a soccer game, but that did not slow down our Unified Team or the Philadelphia Union. On July 31, 2016 prior to the Philadelphia Union vs Real Salt Lake match, our George Washington High School Unified Soccer Team was honored for their win against the Colorado Rapids earlier […]

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IUS 2016 Soccer League Games
May 14, 2016

Our IUS 2016 Soccer League Games were off to a rainy start with our two original April dates being postponed due to rain. Once the rain cleared, we were able to host our first two league games in the sunny weather.  April 14 On Thursday, April 14th, we held our first of four IUS Soccer […]

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IUS State Bocce Championship 2016
March 19, 2016

On Friday, March 18th, two Philadelphia High Schools woke up early to represent their schools in the IUS State Bocce Championship 2016 at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. A team from George Washington High School and High School of the Future boarded a bus around 5:00am at their respective schools to begin their journey to the IUS […]

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2016 IUS Bocce Championship
March 4, 2016

On Thursday, March 3rd eight Philadelphia high schools met at Thomas Edison High School for the 2016 IUS Bocce Championship – the first in Philadelphia to determine which two bocce teams would advance to the state competition in Hershey, PA. George Washington High School, Abraham Lincoln High School, Thomas Edison High School, School of the Future, […]

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