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Hot off the press…Summer Games results are in! Special Olympics Philadelphia athletes have a lot to be proud of! Fifty-four (54) athletes from Philadelphia traveled to State College on June 6th to compete in basketball, athletics, swimming and bowling. The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University and feature more than 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the Commonwealth competing in three days of intense competition. This is the largest competition of the year and athletes compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. This year’s Summer Games was a qualifying event for the Special Olympics USA Games, taking place June 14-21st, 2014.
Special Olympics Philadelphia athletes took home an impressive number of medals and awards: 61 gold medals, 20 silver medals, 13 bronze medals and 8 place ribbons. In addition to these achievements on the court, in the pool, on the track and at the lanes, Philadelphia athletes also took home lots of fond memories and new friendships! In addition to our athletes who did amazing, we want to extend a huge congratulations to the coaches who volunteer their time to help our athletes train for this event. Congratulations to all on a great event!