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The mission of Special Olympics Philadelphia Young Professionals Committee is to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and plan and implement various social and fundraising events to support the Special Olympics Philadelphia movement, as well as build the next generation of leaders. YPC members will use their professional experience, community affiliations, and business connections to engage others with various Special Olympics events in Philadelphia. We are always recruiting new members. Bring your ideas and help us build a bigger, better community!
• To attend a minimum of 75% of YPC meetings (meets once a month)
• To attend and support Special Olympics Philadelphia’s sporting/fundraising events
• To raise and/or contribute a minimum of $100 per year (if you come to 2 fundraising events, you will meet this requirement)
• As a group, to help plan and host (1) Special Olympics Philadelphia signature fundraising event per quarter
Saturday, August 25 | 7:00 pm Game Start
Join the Young Professionals Committee as they watch Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution play. SOPA – Philadelphia’s Unified All-Star team will be honorary captains at the game, following their MLS Exchange Game on August 11th in Boston. Please note, if you would like to sit with friends/family, you must purchase your tickets together as seats will not be assigned in the same location.
The Young Professionals will be hosting a tailgate/meet up before going into the game. More information to come.
Friday, September 7 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | SkyZone Philadelphia (9490 Blue Grass Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114)
Jump back into the fall season – whether you’re headed back to school or back to the field, this event is perfect to get you back into the swing of things! Ticket includes jumping for an hour (and some rad socks!) as well as pizza and a beverage. If jumping isn’t your thing and you want to just come to hang out, you can purchase the “just food” option that will get you a slice of pizza and a beverage. Can’t make it at all? Consider sponsoring an athlete – so an athlete who has financial hardships can join the fun! Tickets are $20 a person or $5 for just food.
Committee Chair: Beth Hunsinger
Special Olympics Staff Representative: Kristin Craven