Press Releases and Media Alerts

for our Special Events and Competitions

Find all our Press Releases and Media Alerts on this page. If you are looking for recaps of our special events and competitions, check out our Recent News. If you are looking for news articles about Special Olympics Philadelphia, visit our In The News page.


February 24, 2017 Media Alert: 2017 Philadelphia Bowling Tournament Media Alert

February 23, 2017 Press Release: Special Olympics PA Adds Lucky 7-Mile Race to 32nd Annual Leprechaun Run Presented by TMNA Services

November 29, 2016 Media Alert: Special Olympics PA’S Second Annual Philadelphia Polar Plunge

November 18, 2016 Media Alert: Pre-Plunge Event at Philadelphia Zoo

November 16, 2016 Press Release: Special Olympics Pennsylvania to Hold Second Annual Philadelphia Polar Plunge

November 15, 2016 Media Alert: 2016 Medfest

November 8, 2016 Press Release: Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia to hold Medical Festival at Wells Fargo Center for more than 400 Participants

October 19, 2016 Media Alert: 27th Annual Volleyball Tournament Media Alert

October 5, 2016 Press Release: 27th Annual Volleyball Tournament Press Release

Mary 24, 2016 Press Release: 2016 Unified Soccer Championship Press Release

March 8, 2016 Media Alert:  2016 Leprechaun Run Media Alert

March 7, 2016 Media Alert: WeTrain Media Alert

March 1, 2016 Press Release: WeTrain Press Release

February 19, 2016 Press Release: 2016 Leprechaun Run Press Release

November 13, 2015 Press Release: Special Olympics Pennsylvania to Hold First Annual Philadelphia Polar Plunge

November 2, 2015 Press Release: 39 Philadelphia Special Olympics Athletes Head to Villanova for 27th Annual Fall Festival, Nov 6th – 8th

October 16, 2015 Press Release: ‘Step Up For Special Olympics’, Presented by PECO, at BNY Mellon Center

October 5, 2015 Press Release: School District of Philadelphia Hosts Special Olympics Philadelphia’s Unified Youth Summit

May 20, 2015 Press Release: 3RD Annual Unified Soccer Championship To Unify 400 Students With And Without Intellectual Disabilities

April 14, 2015 Press Release: 38th Annual Philadelphia Spring Games to Feature 250 Athletes Competing in Athletics, Basketball and Tennis

March 24, 2015 Media Alert: 2015 Bowling Sectional

February 25, 2015 Press Release: 30th Annual Leprechaun Run Benefiting Special Olympics Philadelphia to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Martin Luther King Drive 

June 13, 2014 Media Alert: George Washington High School USA Games Rally

June 5, 2014 Press Release: Philadelphia 2014 USA Games Participants

May 26, 2014 Media Alert: Philadelphia Unified Soccer Championship – Friday, May 30th, 2014 15 Philadelphia Schools in attendance (11 competing)

April 23, 2014 Press Release: 2014 Philadelphia Spring Games to feature more than 250 Athletes, New Young Athletes Program, and Unified Sports Basketball Game

March 27 2014 Media Alert: Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia to Hold Medical Festival at Drexel University’s Armor Facility for More than 400 Participants Media Alert

March 26, 2014 Press Release: Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia to hold Medical Festival at Drexel University’s Armory Facility for more than 400 Participants

May 15, 2013: Special Olympics PA and the School District of Philadelphia Partner for Inaugural Unified Soccer Championship

April 26, 2013 Press Release: Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia Spring Games To Feature More Than 200 Athletes, New Young Athletes Program, Unified Sports and Wall of Inclusion

March 21, 2011 Media Alert: 2011 Eastern Bowling Sectional