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Special Olympics is the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities: it currently serves more than 2.5 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 countries.

 

Special Olympics is based on the belief that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physica lly, mentally, socially, and spiritually; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect, and acceptance.

Athlete Registration Form

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Mission

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA), a chapter of Special Olympics Inc., provides year-round athletic training and athletic competition in Olympic-type sports for indi viduals with intellectual disabilities and provides them with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness skills, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their famili es, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. SOPA Carbon County currently offers bowling, floor hockey, and track and field.

Volunteers

Volunteers of all age s serve as coaches, escorts, organizers, fund-raisers, entertainers, or sports officials. Volunteers are always needed!

Competitions

SOPA competitions are offered year- round in 56 local programs across Pennsylvania. SOPA conducts four statewide competitions: Winter Games, The State Floor Hockey Tournament, Summer Games, and Fall Festival Games.

Benefits

A 1995 study by Yale University confirmed that participating in Special Olympics contributes to the physical, social, and psychological development of people with intellectual disabilities. Through successful experien ces in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image that carries over into the classroom, the home, the job, and the community.

Funding

SOPA is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that raises the funds through the generosity of individuals, companies, and foundations.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOT OFF THE PRESS...
Walt Schlenner, from Brandywine Transportation Inc., has announced that our Athlete's Transportation to Kutztown University for Eastern Spring Sectionals and the shuttle between the Jim Thorpe Stadium and the Mausoleum during our annual Track & Field competition in May has been generously provided, again, through BRANDYWINE-CARBON and Bob Jasniewicz (Driver).  These people are committed to serving others and we cannot thank them enough!  THANK YOU!

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AND MORE

HOT OFF THE PRESS NEWS.......

CONGRATULATIONS TO MATTHEW ANTHONY

OUR NEW ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE!

Matt will be having a meeting for all athletes

after Track Practice on MAY 9, 2015.

Please plan to stay and discuss your concerns, ideas,

and thoughts about Carbon County SOPA with Matt and

the rest of the team!

 

 

Schedule changes will be posted here (in RED)...

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The next 2 Trainings have been set for SUNDAY, APRIL 19, then SATURDAY APRIL 25 at the Jim Thorpe High School Track.  Training time will be 12:30 to 2:30 weeks.  Stay tuned for any weather changes that may alter our Training days or location.

"Thank-You " to everyone that continues to volunteer their help! 

 Contact Dave Rodrigues at rod878@ptd.net for more information.

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(BIKERS) Dream Ride and D&L Trail Ride
Ryan Lee PA Male Athlete of 2014
             Other dates
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Our Video

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 CALLING ALL BIKERS!
Stay tuned for more information about the DREAMRIDE EXPERIENCE and the D&L TRAIL BIKE TOUR to support our Athletes. 
"Kick Stands Up" August 22, 2015

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 WE ARE THRILLED TO
ANNOUNCE THAT 
RYAN LEE WAS SELECTED AS PENNSYLVANIA'S 2014 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR!

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 

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And while you're marking that calendar, you can add the following dates:
           

Spring Sectional – Sat, May 2nd  - Kutztown University

Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration Weekend Annual Track & Field Competition - Sat, May 16th - JTHS Stadium

Summer Games at Penn State University, State College, PA - June 4, 5, 6, 2015

Dream Ride Event send-off for Motorcycle Trip to Connecticut, Poker Run, and D&L Trail Bicycle Ride along Lehigh River between Lehighton and Lehigh Gap Nature Center - Aug. 22, 2015 from Keystone Harley-Davidson, Parryville, PA.  (see link at top of page)

                      
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 Did you know that Katy Perry's ROAR was selcted as our Inspiration and 2014 Training song. The song was written about challenges, setbacks, and struggles to overcome to be a
CHAMPION.


            Special Olympic ATHLETES ARE CHAMPIONS! 

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