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.

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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2018 Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce State Championship
March 26, 2018

After a weather postponement, Unified Bocce teams from George Washington High School and Hill-Freedman World Academy made their way to Camp Hill, PA on Friday, March 23 for the 2018 Interscholastic Unified Indoor Bocce State Championship. Both teams qualified for the championship after placing first in their respective divisions in the Philadelphia City Championship earlier […]

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1st Philadelphia Gymnastics Meet
March 12, 2018

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia held its 1st Philadelphia Gymnastics Meet on March 10, 2018, at Temple University’s Pearson-McGonigle Hall. Gymnasts from Bethlehem, Lebanon, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties compete in Rhythmic, Men’s Artistic, and Women’s Artistic gymnastics. Rhythmic Gymnastics consists of four different floor exercises including a rope routine, hoop routine, ball or clubs routine and […]

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33rd Annual Leprechaun Run presented by TMNA Services

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia held their 33rd Annual Leprechaun Run presented by TMNA Services on Saturday, March 10th at Schuylkill Banks Palapa. It was a chilly morning – starting around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, making it feel like a winter day rather than an almost-spring day. Over 700 participants participated in either the Lucky 7-Mile Race, Classic 5-Mile […]

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First Med Buddies
March 10, 2018

Special Olympics PA  – Philadelphia partnered with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) to host the first Med Buddies on Friday, March 9th! More than 50 Special Olympics Unified teammates were invited to spend the day at PCOM. Students in PCOM’s Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities (AID) class and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Special Olympics […]

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