News in the Unified Sports category

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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40th Annual Philadelphia Spring Games
May 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, Special Olympics Philadelphia held our 40th Annual Philadelphia Spring Games at William Penn Charter (3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144) and it was an absolute success! We had a record-breaking event on numerous levels, including the number of counties hosted (six), the number of athletes competing,  and celebrity and political […]

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Seeking Management Team Volunteers

Our program is growing and we need your help! Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia is Seeking Management Team Volunteers! Our management team will be comprised of volunteers who are dedicated and passionate about SOPA Philly to help us grow in a variety of areas. These individuals will work on the administrative/back-end of SOPA Philly and […]

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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 Interscholastic Unified State Bocce Championships
March 27, 2017

After finishing first at the 2017 IUS Philadelphia Bocce Championship, two George Washington teams an a team from Thomas Edison were placed into a hat to see who would represent Philadelphia at the 2017 Interscholastic Unified State Bocce Championships.  At the end, one of the teams from George Washington Eagles moved on to represent Philadelphia. Members […]

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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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2017 IUS Bocce League Play Days
February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 14 The 2017 IUS Bocce League Play Days kicked off on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th. We were in love with the energy our athletes and partners brought to the first league play day. George Washington graciously opened their school to host Abraham Lincoln, Hill Freedman and Thomas Edison High school for the day. […]

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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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2016 #SOPAFallEast
October 3, 2016

On Sunday, October 2nd, 46 Philadelphia athlete competed at the 2016 Eastern Fall Sectional held at East Stroudsburg University. Athletes competed in Bocce, Soccer, and Volleyball. It was a pretty dreary day, but Philadelphia shone with their bright uniforms. Our soccer athletes wore teal, you couldn’t miss our volleyball athletes in neon green and our […]

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