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Philadelphia Spring Games started in 1977 and is the biggest competition event Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia holds!
The day starts with the Law Enforcement Torch Run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA. Local police officers then run the torch 3.1 miles to William Penn Charter for the Opening Ceremonies. After the lighting of the cauldron, the Games officially begin! Three hundred athletes from around Philadelphia and surrounding counties compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, and Tennis. In addition to the competition, there is also a Young Athletes demonstration where our young athletes, ages 2 -7, show off what they have been learning in the program. When athletes aren’t competing, they can head to Olympic Town where they partake in some fun activities! Lunch is provided to our athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Concessions are available for purchase, as well as some Special Olympics PA gear and Special Olympics PA, Philadelphia gear! After athletes finish their competition, they will be awarded medals and ribbons based upon the order of finish. We encourage you to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Philadelphia Spring Games with us!
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: William Penn Charter School (3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144)
Sports Anchor, Comcast SportsNet
Mayor of Philadelphia
COUNCILMAN DEREK S. GREEN
CHARLES W. HORTON JR.
Executive Director and Accessibility Compliance Specialist
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event a reality!
Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia is looking for volunteers to assist with the 40th Anniversary of our Spring Games on Saturday, April 29th between 8:30 am – 4:00 pm with varying volunteer shifts! Volunteers are needed for set-up, Opening Ceremonies, assisting with our three sports offered – Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, and Tennis, Olympic Village, Awards and Clean Up.
RSVP as a VIP Guest to our 40th Annual Spring Games here.
Questions or comments can be directed to
Michell Cordell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-671-5021