Recent News

To keep you up to date on the latest Special Olympics Philadelphia news, our most recent news stories are below. Stories include award winners, competition results, event recaps and other newsworthy stories!

Check out Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Blog too – Philadelphia is featured a lot! Click here for Special Olympics PA’s Blog.

2018 MLS Exchange Game
August 13, 2018

Through the Unified Sports Soccer Exchange Program, Unified soccer teams from MLS cities travel to other MLS markets to compete in exhibition matches with their Special Olympics counterparts. Unified matches are scheduled in conjunction with MLS club matches, providing fans an opportunity to witness first-hand, the talents and abilities of Special Olympics soccer players. This […]

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First Ever Philly Plunge Kickoff
August 9, 2018

Brandywine Realty Trust hosted the First Ever Philly Plunge Kickoff on Wednesday, August 8th at the Commerce Square Court Yard. Music, water ice, and beach balls were all the things necessary to cool off from the hot day where temperatures were reaching the low nineties. Brandywine Realty Trust helped us excite people for the Philadelphia Polar […]

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2018 TD Campaign
June 25, 2018

The 2018 TD Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of a partnership between TD Bank and Special Olympics. TD Bank set a goal of raising $1,000,000 for Special Olympics programs throughout their footprint on the east coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. The six-week campaign ran from Monday, May 14th to Friday, June […]

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2018 Summer Games
June 4, 2018

More than 2,000 athletes descended upon Special Olympics PA‘s 49th Annual Summer Games at Penn State University from Thursday, May 31st to Saturday, June 2nd to compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Philadelphia sent a delegation of 64 athletes to compete in athletics, aquatics, basketball, basketball skills, bowling, and gymnastics after […]

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MLK Wins 2018 PIAA State Track & Field Championship
May 29, 2018

It was a beautiful day, perfect to be outside for Track and Field Championships held at Shippensburg University on Saturday, May 26th. In their first appearance at the state championships, MLK Wins 2018 PIAA State Track & Field Championship in the Special Olympics Division. Martin Luther King’s Unified Team joined their varsity team on the […]

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2018 Unified Track & Field Championship
May 9, 2018

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia’s 2018 Unified Track & Field Championship was held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the South Philadelphia Supersite. It was the perfect day to celebrate our athletes, partners and coaches and all the hard work they put on during the 2018 IUS Track & Field season. Special Olympics PA – […]

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2018 Philadelphia Spring Games
April 30, 2018

The 2018 Philadelphia Spring Games was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at William Penn Charter School. Athletes from Philadelphia and surrounding counties competed in athletics (track & field), basketball, and tennis. To kick off the day, athlete Raymond Anderson and John Boruk welcomed the crowd during the Opening Ceremonies. Frankford High School JROTC lead by […]

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2018 Penn Relays

The 2018 Penn Relays was the 128th running of the relays and featured athletes from more than 200 colleges, 1,000 high schools, & professionals competing in the three-day festival. Special Olympics was represented by delegations from Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey, Maryland and Massachusets. Besides Philadelphia, other counties representing PA included Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh and Montgomery. […]

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2018 IUS Track & Field Season
April 27, 2018

The 2018 IUS Track & Field Season marked our second season of Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia doing athletics in our Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) Program. Participating high schools include George Washington High School, Hill-Freedman, Martin Luther King High School, Northeast High School, and South Philadelphia High School. After a Time-Trial Meet (Meet 1) and […]

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2018 IUS Soccer Season

2018 IUS Soccer Season consisted of four league play days at various high schools to prepare students for the championship in late May. Ten high schools participated in this years soccer season. Schools included AUD- Audenreid (lt blue), FRNK- Frankford (red), GW- George Washington (blue, navy), SAY – Sayre High School (white), TE- Thomas Edison (green) […]

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