Special Olympics PA (SOPA)  announced a new partnership with YMCAs across the Philadelphia region; Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCAYMCA of Greater Brandywine and the YMCA of York and York County. Both organizations have the shared mission to work towards improving the quality of life and well-being for the community. Through this partnership, Special Olympics local programs will be able to find suitable locations for training and hosting local competitions. In addition, athletes will have access to dozens of Y facilities where they can train, improve fitness levels, and build conditioning skills needed to be better athletes. Athletes will also be able to train year-round as opposed to the current 8-week sessions.

Developing healthy habits is a challenge facing these athletes and their families. Many have limited healthcare so health issues often go untreated. With the support from the Y, athletes will have regular access to health and wellness programs, group exercise and nutritionists as well as open gym and swim time. This collaboration will not only benefit the athletes but the entire community which the Y serves. The Y connects people from all backgrounds who want to live healthily and feel connected to something bigger than themselves. The relationship between Special Olympics and the Y opens up volunteer opportunities for both organizations and demonstrates the impact that partnerships like this can have on strengthening the community.

Athletes and their families can receive 25% off of membership by a presenting this flyer at a participating YMCA. Note, additional financial assistance is available for those who demonstrate need. With Y membership, athletes and their families can access the pool, wellness center, gymnasium and participate in group exercise classes. 


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Philadelphia – Freedom Valley YMCA Locations

Abington YMCA

1073 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-884-9622

Columbia North YMCA

1400 N. Broad St
Philadelphia PA, 19121
Phone: 215-235-6440

Phoenixville YMCA

400 E. Pothouse Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-933-5861

Ambler Area YMCA

1325 McKean Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Phone: 215-628-9950

Gilbertsville Center

144 Holly Road
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Phone: 610-367-9622

 Rocky Run YMCA

1299 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-627-9622

Audubon YMCA

2460 Blvd of the Generals
West Norriton, PA 19403
Phone: 610-539-0900

Hatboro Area YMCA

440 S. York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
Phone: 215-674-4545

Roxborough YMCA

7201 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Phone: 215-482-3900

Boyertown YMCA

301 West Spring Street
Boyertown, PA 19512
Phone: 610-369-9622

Haverford YMCA

891 N. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Phone: 610-649-0700

Spring Valley YMCA

19 W. Linfield-Trappe Road
Limerick, PA 19468
Phone: 484-984-2000

Burlington-Riverfront YMCA

302 Commerce Square Blvd.
Burlington, NJ 08016

Phone: 856.231.9622

Mt. Laurel YMCA

59 Centerton Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone: 856.231.9622

Stephen Klein Wellness Center

2144 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120
Phone: 215-400-2100

Camp Speers at the Poconos

143 Nichecronk Road
Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
Phone: 570-828-2329

Northeast Family YMCA

11088 Knights Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: 215-632-0100

Upper Perkiomen YMCA

1399 Quakertown Road
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Phone 215-679-9622

Christian Street YMCA

1724 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: 215-735-5800

Phoenixville YMCA

400 E. Pothouse Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-933-5861

West Philadelphia YMCA

5120 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone 215-476-2700