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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.


News & Events
2021 Virtual UNcathlon to benefit Special Olympics PA
August 19, 2021

The second Virtual UNcathlon to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) will be held throughout the entire month of September!   The Virtual UNcathlon is a 30 day fitness & fundraising challenge that features one exercise, practiced daily. Join us, create a team and register here: https://give.specialolympicspa.org/event/the-virtual-2021-uncathlon-30-day-fitness-challenge/e346843 This year’s exercise is the PLANK.  For the month of September, […]

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Virtual Philadelphia Spring Games
May 14, 2021

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia is excited to present a Virtual Philadelphia Spring Games for 2021!  Did you miss our Kick-off Video? You’re in luck – we have it here! For more details and reminders, join our Facebook Event Page or any of our social media platforms: Facebook (@SOPAPhiladelphia), Instagram (@SOPAPhilly), or Twitter (@SOPAPhilly).   […]

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