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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!
To view a complete listing of Philadelphia’s official results, please click here. For photos from Summer Games by Dane, click here.
Our athletes have been training hard and now is their time to shine at the annual Summer Games! This Thursday, 55 Special Olympics Philly athletes head to Summer Games in State College. Summer Games will take place between Thursday, June 6th and Saturday, June 8th. The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the year, Summer Games features three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers. Our Philadelphia athletes will compete for the gold in bowling, track & field, basketball and aquatics.
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games features more than two thousand athletes and seven hundred and fifty coaches from across the Commonwealth competing in three days of intense competition. This year’s Summer Games is a qualifying event for the Special Olympics USA Games, taking place June 14-21st, 2014 in New Jersey.
Official results will be available online following the conclusion of the games. Good luck Team Philly!
To learn more about the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games, please click here.