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.

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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2016 Summer Games
June 6, 2016

The 47th annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games took place from June 2-4 at Penn State University. The 2016 Summer Games might have been a rainy, but that did not wipe the smiles off of the athlete’s faces.   Over the course of three days, athletes competed in sports such as aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, […]

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Three-peat MLS Exchange Game Winners
May 30, 2016

Our Unified Soccer Team from George Washington High School came back from Denver Colorado as the winners of the Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids Exchange Game. This makes our Philadelphia team the three-peat MLS Exchange Game Winners!  Our George Washington team left Philadelphia on Friday, May 27th. When they arrived at the hotel, they were […]

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Matt Beckman Named Athlete of the Week
May 23, 2016

Matt Beckman Named Athlete of the Week at TD Bank! Each week, TD Bank selects an athlete to feature and this week it’s one of our Philadelphia athletes!  From TD Bank: Matt has has been a Special Olympics athlete for most of his life. He started when he was eight years old. Every year, his […]

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