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.

27th Annual Volleyball Tournament
October 24, 2016

Special Olympics Philadelphia held their 27th Annual Volleyball Tournament this past Saturday, October 22, 2016. Philadelphia welcomed 150 athletes from 11 volleyball teams from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Clinton County. Teams met at Lincoln High School to engage in cooperative volleyball play. Richard Bailey hosted the Opening Ceremonies along with athlete, Teddy Angerman. Teddy announced each team […]

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Area M’s 2016 Fall Classic
October 10, 2016

This past Sunday, October 9th, 700 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes met in Hershey, PA for Area M’s 2016 Fall Classic. 22 of these athletes were Philadelphia soccer players on the 7v7 team, Philly Strykers, and 5v5 team, Stars and Stripes. Other sports offered at this competition were Long Distance Running/Walking, Powerlifting, and Volleyball. Click here to check […]

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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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Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon
September 23, 2016

Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon and be a part of Team Special Olympics PA without hitting the pavement!   Want to be part of our Philadelphia Marathon team, but hate running? Good news for you! Volunteer at the Philadelphia Marathon to ensure the event runs smoothly for all participants. Sign up as an individual or a […]

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Philadelphia Union vs Real Salt Lake
August 2, 2016

It was a hot and muggy evening for a soccer game, but that did not slow down our Unified Team or the Philadelphia Union. On July 31, 2016 prior to the Philadelphia Union vs Real Salt Lake match, our George Washington High School Unified Soccer Team was honored for their win against the Colorado Rapids earlier […]

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2016 #PhillyPlunge Registration Live
August 1, 2016

  The Philadelphia Polar Plunge is coming back to town!   Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2nd and get excited to take an icy cold dip in one of our two above ground pools at Drexel University’s Fitness Plaza.   Join us as hundreds of brave individuals jump into an icy cold pool to warm […]

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3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Match
July 29, 2016

ESPN and MLS WORKS hosted the 3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Match on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA at 5:30 PM PT, just two days before the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Justin Sherlock and Tariq Fontroy, two students from School of the Future represented the Philadelphia Union as they […]

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2016 TD Tour
June 23, 2016

Between May 21st and June 22nd the 2016 TD Tour took place. Twelve Philadelphia athletes toured the twenty-two TD bank branches in Philadelphia as well as visited corporate TD in Center City. The TD Tour is when Special Olympics athletes visit various TD Banks to thank them for their support and sponsorship throughout the year. […]

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SOPA 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan
June 15, 2016

Special Olympics Pennsylvania has released their SOPA 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan.  Goals Enhance athlete opportunities to achieve their best Build positive attitudes towards people with ID Build capacity through generating more resources and strengthening leadership at all levels of the Movement, including athlete leadership Strategies As Antoine de Saint-Exupery said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish”. […]

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2016 Unified Soccer Championship
June 8, 2016

It was a hot and sunny day as 9 schools converged at Abraham Lincoln for the 2016 Unified Soccer Championship. Universal Audenried Charter, Frankford, Furness, George Washington, High School of the Future, Martin Luther King, Sayre, and Thomas Edison joined host Abraham Lincoln for the culminating event of the year. Clara Barton Elementary, Universal Daroff Elementary, […]

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