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New Sign Up Procedures

In order to sign up for a season, you must register online EACH season.  Participating in one season does not guarantee your participation in the next.  You must go to the Special Olympics PA website and sign up each season.  It is on a first-come-first-served basis.  We have volunteer to athlete ration requirements.  If we do not have enough volunteers to accommodate the number of sign ups, we will choose athletes in the order in which we received their sign up submission.

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The mission of Special Olympics PA is to provide year-round sports 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.  ************************

Covid Announcement:

In-person sports training will be starting up this month!

 All athletes must complete the COVID 19 Code of Conduct form and submit it on-line or at trainings.

The form can be found by clicking the following link.

Covid 19 updates::Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s most important priority is the health and safety of all of its participants. Because the virus situation is changing so rapidly, we anticipate our guidance will continue to evolve and that we will be providing additional resources, so please refer to the COVID-19 page on our website www.special Olympic  regularly.  

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Special Olympics of Bradford and Sullivan Counties is in full swing preparing for an exciting spring season.  Every spring, they prepare for Summer Games at Penn State University in June.  This year it’s taking place from June 8th through the 10th.    But this year, there’s something even more exciting for which to prepare.
This year one local athlete, 19-year-old Izaak Hobday of Athens, will be participating in the World Games in Berlin.  Izaak will be running a 5K, a 1500 m, and be one leg of a 4 X 400 relay team while in Berlin June 16th through the 26th.
The Bradford and Sullivan Counties Chapter offers this training to at least 30 active athletes from a potential population of well over 300. They currently offer 4 sports and are preparing to add 2 more in the next year.
The growth of the program has provided the athletes exciting opportunities like Izaak’s.  Three other athletes have earned their way to National competition, and some athletes are learning to become Global Ambassadors, Health and Fitness Coordinators, and Athlete Leaders.  These opportunities allow for the athletes to shine in many ways and involve inclusive activities as they learn to become active and productive members of their communities. 
To help defray the costs of training and competition, the St. John Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday March 24th at the JFK Hall of St. Agnes School in Towanda.
The meal will consist of baked haddock, homemade macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, roll and butter.  The meal can be eaten in or taken out.  Various Special Olympics Athletes will be on hand to assist. 
Serving will be from 4-6:30 P.M.  Takeout orders will be ready starting at 3:30.   Delivery is available in town only by calling 570-772-6524.
All proceeds will go to the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Special Olympics team.
Come to the JFK Hall on March 24th to enjoy a great dinner, meet some Special Olympics Athletes and help out the Bradford and Sullivan Counties Special Olympics Team!

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