Special Olympics PA

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Sports & Recreation


2570 Blvd. of the Generals124 Washington SquareNorristown, PA 19403 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic 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.


Athletes -- Over 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities participate in over 300 local, sectional and state events. Athletes range in age from 8 to 80 and are of all ability levels.

Volunteers -- Nearly 46,000 volunteers provided the manpower for Special Olympics Pennsylvania last year. Volunteers of all ages serve as coaches, escorts, organizers, fund-raisers, entertainers, or sports officials. There's a place for everyone in Special Olympics, and volunteers are always needed both on and off the playing field!


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