YPC Philadelphia

Special Olympics Philadelphia’s Young Professionals Committee (YPC) is comprised of enthusiastic individuals, under the age of 36, dedicated to raising community awareness and fundraising efforts while driving the organization’s mission.

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


Upcoming Events:

Philadelphia Polar Plunge

Come plunge with us! Create your own team with your friends or colleagues – or come plunge on our team! The Philly Plunge is on Friday, November 30th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Drexel University’s Recreation Center (3301 Market Street). The registration fee is $20 and Plungers/Chickens are asked to raise a minimum of $50. Join our team!

Philadelphia Polar Plunge – After Party

Coming to the plunge? Can’t make it to the plunge? Either way – come to the after party! The After Party will be held at Landmark Americana (located in the same building as the Plunge!) from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The After Party will include a two-hour happy hour and we will announce the winner of the Costume Contest. Tickets are $18 during presale (sales end Wednesday, November 28th at 11:30 pm) and can be purchased here (Ticket: After Party) and are $20 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Philadlephia Polar Plunge & Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia.




Committee Chair: Beth Hunsinger

Special Olympics Staff Representative: Kristin Craven




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