Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Inc. “Washington County Special Olympics”
Category of Service: Health & Fitness
The mission of Special Olympics 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.
Programs and Services
- Sports training and competition: Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) offers more than 665 competitions in 55 local programs with 30,000-plus volunteers. Competition is offered in 21 Olympic-type sports and three emerging sports for athletes 8 years or older. Young Athletes is a unique sport and play program for children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. 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. The Special Olympics experience fills a critical need in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and the demonstration of competence to themselves, their families, and the community.
Primary Revenue Sources
Primary Fundraising Event
Annual Golf Outing
|Federal Tax ID||23-2078543|
|Address:||2750 Blvd of the Generals No. 24|
Norristown, PA, 19403
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