For the first time ever, 41 colleges and universities, with nearly 1,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners across the United States competed in the Special Olympics Virtual College Championship Week presented by ESPN!
Here in Pennsylvania, we had SEVEN universities participate in the inaugural Special Olympics Virtual College Championship Week presented by ESPN: DeSales University, Thomas Jefferson University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University, Saint Francis University, Villanova University, and Wilkes University!
The teams competed across a series of 15 challenges that required team members to connect with each other and spread a message of inclusion through social media. We’re so proud of all of all the participating schools and by the end of the week, three universities (Penn State, DeSales and Jefferson) won their rivalry match-up, and Jefferson won the NCAA Division II title! Additionally, St. Francis (19), Penn State (20) and DeSales (22) all finished in the top 25 nationally! 🎉
For the first time ever, colleges and universities across the United States are competing in the Special Olympics Virtual College Championship Week presented by ESPN!
Here in Pennsylvania, we have SEVEN schools participating: DeSales, Thomas Jefferson University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Penn State, Saint Francis University, Villanova, and Wilkes University! The teams will compete across a series of 15 challenges that require team members to connect with each other and spread a message of inclusion through social media.
These are Unified teams, meaning people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities will be competing and working toward a common goal together. This awesome event provides an opportunity for these teammates to connect and compete together, building friendships along the way! #SOCollegeChampWeek
Two of Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s biggest supporters — Sheetz and Wawa — have joined forces to help support the 2021 Polar Pop!
In a joyous and unexpected crossover, the two convenience store chains filmed a video to help promote the Pop and each CEO challenged the other to take the Polar Pop! To register for the Pop, visit http://www.papolarpop.org. Check out more from Sheetz and Wawa below:
The news made quite a splash in, well, the news as well as outlets across the state picked up the story. Here are the available links to check out: