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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 PA – 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 PA – 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 PA – 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.
Throughout the pandemic, Special Olympics PA has launched Commit to Fit, a series of at-home workouts to keep our athletes engaged and healthy. One of our athletes, Lisa Barbour, has taken part in our Commit to Fit program and has seen great results while meeting her goals! Below, Lisa shares her Commit to Fit Journey. […]
Because 2020 is a year unlike any other, we did something new for this year’s Sectionals… We combined the Western, Central, and Eastern Sectionals into ONE BIG SPECTACULAR EVENT, the 2020 SOPA Fall Sectionals!! DeSales University, Juniata College, and Slippery Rock University all came together to put on a virtual experience for our athletes including Opening Ceremonies, a Virtual […]