About Us

Our Mission

“The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

All training and competition opportunities are provided free of charge to the athletes and their families, enabling everyone to experience the benefits of Special Olympics that extend well beyond the playing field.

Special Olympics was created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics Inc. for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.”

Volunteer Information

We can offer more sports with the addition of new coaches in our local program.

A new coach would need to become certified as a head coach, for each sport that they would like to become head coach for.

The sports that we could offer are:

Summer Sports:




Fall Sports:



Winter Sports:

Ice Skating

Figure Skating

Speed Skating