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.

The 2017 TD Campaign is coming!
May 10, 2017

The 2017 TD Campaign is coming! Beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, TD Bank launches their ninth Special Olympics Campaign! Again, they have set their sites on raising $1,000,000 across their footprint for Special Olympics programs across the East Coast. Since TD Bank loves seeing our athletes, they will help all Special Olympics Programs across the East […]

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2017 Eastern Spring Sectional
May 8, 2017

12 swimmers, 6 basketball teams, 3 tennis players, and 2 individual skills athletes represented Philadelphia at the 2017 Eastern Spring Sectional on Saturday, May 6th at Kutztown University. They joined athletes from Area P, Bethlehem City, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia/Montour, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northumberland/Snyder, Montgomery, and Schuylkill. The total number of athletes […]

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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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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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A Chilly Leprechaun Run Warms Hearts
March 13, 2017

A Chilly Leprechaun Run Warms Hearts of Special Olympics Pennsylvania Philadelphia athletes and participants. The 2017 Leprechaun Run presented by TMNA Services was held on Saturday, March 11th at MLK Drive starting by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As runners arrived, the temperature was already a chilly 20 degrees. The cold weather didn’t stop over 750 […]

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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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28th Annual Bowling Tournament
February 27, 2017

119 athletes from all around Philadelphia met at Erie Lanes on Sunday, March 26th for the 28th Annual Bowling Tournament. Five bowling teams took over the 48 bowling lanes at Erie Lanes. Athlete, Sharon Quarles helped kick things off as she emceed Opening Ceremonies along with Special Guest, Joe Conklin. Each team participated in the Parade of Athletes and […]

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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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