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Our athletes have been training hard and now is their time to shine at the annual Summer Games! This Thursday, 55 Special Olympics Philly athletes head to Summer Games in State College. Summer Games will take place between Thursday, June 6th and Saturday, June 8th. The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the year, Summer Games features three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers. Our Philadelphia athletes will compete for the gold in bowling, track & field, basketball and aquatics.
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games features more than two thousand athletes and seven hundred and fifty coaches from across the Commonwealth competing in three days of intense competition. This year’s Summer Games is a qualifying event for the Special Olympics USA Games, taking place June 14-21st, 2014 in New Jersey.
Official results will be available online following the conclusion of the games. Good luck Team Philly!
To learn more about the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games, please click here.