News in the Sports category

2018 Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce State Championship
March 26, 2018

After a weather postponement, Unified Bocce teams from George Washington High School and Hill-Freedman World Academy made their way to Camp Hill, PA on Friday, March 23 for the 2018 Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce State Championship. Both teams qualified for the championship after placing first in their respective divisions in the Philadelphia City Championship earlier […]

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1st Philadelphia Gymnastics Meet
March 12, 2018

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia held its 1st Philadelphia Gymnastics Meet on March 10, 2018, at Temple University’s Pearson-McGonigle Hall. Gymnasts from Bethlehem, Lebanon, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties compete in Rhythmic, Men’s Artistic, and Women’s Artistic gymnastics. Rhythmic Gymnastics consists of four different floor exercises including a rope routine, hoop routine, ball or clubs routine and […]

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28th Annual Bowling Tournament
February 26, 2018

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia held their 28th Annual Bowling Tournament on Sunday, February 25th at Erie Lanes in Philadelphia. Over 125 athletes brought their A-Game to Erie Lanes with hopes to advance to the 2018 Eastern Bowling Sectional on Sunday, March 25th in Allentown, PA. Opening Ceremonies kicked off the event with athlete, Lisa Barbour acting […]

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Third Annual Elementary/Middle School IUS Bocce Championship
January 17, 2018

After a snow delay which pushed the third annual Elementary/Middle School IUS Bocce Championship back a week, the championship was held on Tuesday, January 16th at Jefferson University‘s Gallagher Recreation Center. This year, Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia welcomed the largest amount of school teams to date with three elementary schools and five middle schools bringing […]

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2017-2018 IUS Bocce Season
December 15, 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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2017 Fall Fest
November 13, 2017

The 2017 Fall Fest took us through time with the theme, Adventure Through Time. Fall Festival was held at Villanova University between Friday, November 10th – Sunday, November 12th. Fall Fest started with the Unified Fall Fest Torch Run, kicking off at Citizen’s Bank Park and weaving through the city for a mid-way stop at the Philadelphia Museum of […]

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2017 Volleyball Invitational
October 30, 2017

On Saturday, October 28th, Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia (SOPA Philly) held their 2017 Volleyball Invitational at Abraham Lincoln High School. Teams from Area M, Clinton County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and of course Philadelphia came to compete, and for some as an extra competition before the state’s Fall Festival in early November.  Richard Bailey, […]

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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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Great start to the 2017 Fall Season
September 18, 2017

Our Philadelphia athletes had a great start to the 2017 Fall Season while attending the Area M Invitational on Sunday, September 17th. This invitational is held every fall at Hershey High School and invites 20 local Special Olympics PA programs to come out and compete in five sports. This year, 750 athletes came together to […]

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Philadelphia Charity Ball crashed soccer practice
August 22, 2017

On Monday, August 21, the Philadelphia Charity Ball crashed soccer practice. Philadelphia Charity Ball Board Members, Debutantes, Young Men’s Committee Members and friends and families of the Philadelphia Charity Ball attended soccer practice. South Philadelphia has practice on Monday evenings at Marconi Plaza (Broad St. & Oregon Ave) in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Charity Ball members […]

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