Recent News

To keep you up to date on the latest Special Olympics Philadelphia news, our most recent news stories are below. Stories include award winners, competition results, event recaps and other newsworthy stories!

Check out Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Blog too – Philadelphia is featured a lot! Click here for Special Olympics PA’s Blog.

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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Fall Networking Happy Hour
September 27, 2017

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) kicked off the fall season with a Fall Networking Happy Hour at the Plough and the Stars (2nd and Chestnut) in Philadelphia’s Old City on Tuesday, September 26th. YPC members, along with friends and family of Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia enjoyed a selection of domestic beers and […]

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Management Team Interest Meeting
September 25, 2017

Join Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia for a management team interest meeting on Monday, October 2nd between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm at the Community College of Philadelphia (1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130) Winnet Student Life Center, Room S1-09.  We invite any individual who is interested in donating their time by volunteering with us on a more leadership/administrative level and is considering […]

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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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Phillies vs. Cubs Social
August 28, 2017

On Sunday, August 27, Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) hosted athletes and their families for a day at the ballpark during the Phillies vs. Cubs Social. At the tailgate before the game, attendees enjoyed some hoagies, snacks, and drinks as they got to know each other. Next, the group headed into […]

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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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Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer
August 21, 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, we had a Shop and Share at Lilly Pulitzer in the King of Prussia Mall! Throughout the day, customers got to see Lilly Pulitzer’s new collection as well as get information about all of the amazing work we do in Philadelphia. Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia had a table with information […]

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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 All-Star Exchange Game features two Audenried Students
July 18, 2017

The 2017 All-Star Exchange Game features two Audenried Students, Jeremiah Ellis and Robert Esquilin. This is the 4th Annual All-Star Exchange game held through a partnership between MLS, ESPN and Special Olympics, the Unified All-Star Exchange match is scheduled in conjunction with the MLS All-Star Game, providing MLS fans with an opportunity to witness first-hand the talents and abilities of Special […]

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