Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia program provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Philadelphia.

The program, however, is about more than just sports. Through work in health, education, community building and sports, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities. We give our participants skills they can use at home, in school, and at work.

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities lead healthy, vibrant lives grounded in ongoing sports and physical activities, sound nutrition and a deeply held commitment to improve, compete, achieve and demonstrate their personal bests to themselves and their communities. 

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world where people with intellectual disabilities – and their families — know the best ways to optimize their health and well-being. We want to make sure that accessible information, resources, systems, and policies exist at the individual, community, national and global levels that support them in realizing healthy and productive lives.

Special Olympics Philadelphia envisions a world in which people with intellectual disabilities are leaders in engendering and sustaining acceptance and respect within schools and communities. We do this through Special Olympics’ inclusive sports, fitness and youth activation programs.

 

News & Events
2019 Spread the Word
April 1, 2019

The global day for 2019 Spread the World: Inclusion was Wednesday, March 6, 2019. However, our athletes, Unified Champion Schools, Young Professionals Committee, and Executive Advisory Board celebrated throughout the month. Sayre High School created an art contest where students were asked to create a superhero with an anti-violent theme. Along with their drawing, students […]

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2019 Brighter Futures Awards
March 25, 2019

The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services recognized Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) during the 2019 Brighter Futures Awards. Special Olympics PA received the “Inclusion Award of Excellence” for its commitment to promoting inclusion through Unified Sports and for hosting the first global City of Inclusion Summit. Special Olympics PA Philadelphia […]

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