News in the Basketball category

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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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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2017 Summer Games
June 5, 2017

Special Olympics Pennsylvania held their 2017 Summer Games between Thursday, June 1st, and Saturday, June 3rd at Penn Sate University. Philadelphia sent a delegation of 103 athletes and coaches to compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics. Our delegation included 3 basketball teams, comprising of 32 basketball athletes, 2 basketball skills athletes, 11 swimmers, two […]

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2017 Eastern Spring Sectional
May 8, 2017

12 swimmers, 6 basketball teams, 3 tennis players, and 2 individual skills athletes represented Philadelphia at the 2017 Eastern Spring Sectional on Saturday, May 6th at Kutztown University. They joined athletes from Area P, Bethlehem City, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia/Montour, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northumberland/Snyder, Montgomery, and Schuylkill. The total number of athletes […]

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40th Annual Philadelphia Spring Games
May 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 29th, Special Olympics Philadelphia held our 40th Annual Philadelphia Spring Games at William Penn Charter (3000 West School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144) and it was an absolute success! We had a record-breaking event on numerous levels, including the number of counties hosted (six), the number of athletes competing,  and celebrity and political […]

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2016 Summer Games
June 6, 2016

The 47th annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games took place from June 2-4 at Penn State University. The 2016 Summer Games might have been a rainy, but that did not wipe the smiles off of the athlete’s faces.   Over the course of three days, athletes competed in sports such as aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, […]

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2016 Eastern Spring Sectional
May 2, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, 70 athletes represented Philadelphia at the 2016 Eastern Spring Sectional held at Kutztown University. Opening Ceremonies was filled with many performances including the KutzTones, Kutztown University’s A cappella group, singing the national anthem, Special Stars cheerleading team performing their routine, and Kutztown University Dance Team performing two numbers. During Opening Ceremonies, Fran […]

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39th Spring Games
April 25, 2016

Our 39th Spring Games were held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 had dreary and wet weather, but our athletes still shone in bright yellow shirts! With the rain steadily coming down, Opening Cermonies moved indoors. Athelte, Emmet Abdo and  Marc Zumoff, Philadelphia 76ers sportscaster for Comcast SportsNet, emceed the Opening Ceremonies where Frankford High School, Junior ROTC Color Guard presented […]

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WeTrain Takes Over Practice
March 10, 2016

WeTrain takes over practice to give our athletes an edge for future competition. WeTrain brought their high energy and love for working out to shake up our athlete’s basketball practice on Wednesday, March 9th. WeTrain, an on-demand personal training company, split our athletes into two groups to give our athletes a more personalized workout session. While one […]

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76ers Awareness Night
March 15, 2015

Every year, Special Olympics Pennsylvania offers its friends the chance to watch the Philadelphia 76ers game at the Wells Fargo Center and help spread awareness about its organization at the same time enjoy discounted ticket prices (a portion of proceeds go to Special Olympics Pennsylvania), take in a thrilling game and do something positive for your community. […]

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