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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 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.

 

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2020 SOPA Fall Sectionals
October 5, 2020

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 […]

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Bocce at the Ballpark 2020
February 6, 2020

The Philadelphia Phillies hosted us for the second year in a row for Bocce at the Ballpark 2020. Our top two programs from the 2020 Philadelphia UCS Bocce Championship, Northeast High School and Parkway West High School brought their two unified bocce teams for some friendly competition with the Philadelphia Phillies front office. Unified bocce […]

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