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 Summer Games
June 5, 2017

Special Olympics Pennsylvania held their 2017 Summer Games between Thursday, June 1st, and Saturday, June 3rd at Penn Sate University. Philadelphia sent a delegation of 103 athletes and coaches to compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics. Our delegation included 3 basketball teams, comprising of 32 basketball athletes, 2 basketball skills athletes, 11 swimmers, two […]

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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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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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2017 Eastern Bowling Sectional
March 27, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, 23 athletes represented Philadelphia at the 2017 Eastern Bowling Sectional. Our athletes joined 299 other athletes from the eastern part of the state, which includes Area P, Bethlehem City, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia/Montour, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland/Snyder, Schuylkill, Union, and host, Lehigh County for a day filled with strikes, spares, […]

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2017 Interscholastic Unified State Bocce Championships

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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