Jim Thorpe Memorial 10K Run/ Team Relay 2014 Race Results

 

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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

Click here to download and print a copy of the Athlete Registration Form

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.

 

 


            WEATHER RELATED CANCELLATIONS and POSTPONEMENTS will be posted here (in RED) and/or on our FACEBOOK page...

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SAVE THE DATE
Lydia Anthony would like to spread some Christmas cheer to some special people in the Palmerton area on Wednesday, December 17! Lydia will lead athletes and their family members, coaches, and volunteers in good, old fashioned Christmas carols! Afterward we will warm up with some hot chocolate and cookies:)

MEET at the Palmerton Park Gazebo at 6:00 p.m

 

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 Start Making Plans for the
3rd Annual Lehigh Valley
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

           Saturday, January 17th, 2015:
For more information go to

           
http://www.specialolympicspa.org/polar-bear-plunge/lehigh-valley-plunge-about

We will provide the Transportation for our supporters. This is a GREAT FUN-FILLED event. Remember, you can support us by taking the "PLUNGE" or by registering as a "CHICKEN" and staying warm and dry and cheer on your friends!  We need your help to make this one of our most important fund-raisers.

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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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NEW...POWERLIFTING & SNOWSHOEING have been added to
our winter sports!


            
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Bowling has started!  Friday nights from 6-8p.m. at Fritz's Lane in Lehighton.  On Sundays from 3-5p.m at Haja Lanes.

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And while you're marking that calendar, you can add the following dates:
Eastern Bowling Sectional – Sun, March 29th – Allentown, PA

Spring Sectional – Sat, May 2nd  - Kutztown University

                      
              
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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 one needs to overcome to be a CHAMPION.
S.O. ATHLETES ARE CHAMPIONS!
 

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