Three PA Schools finish in Top 25 at #SOCollegeChampWeek

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! 🎉


#SOCollegeChampWeek | #UnifiedGeneration

Calling all television superstars!

Special Olympics Pennsylvania is holding auditions for a brand new TALK SHOW set to launch later this Spring. And we want YOU to be the host!


These auditions are open to ANYONE in the Special Olympics Pennsylvania family as we’ll be auditioning for one athlete and one volunteer/coach/Unified partner/etc. to co-host the show!


For the audition, we’ll be asking you to make a short video. The deadline to submit is May 10. Simply follow this link to get started: https://forms.gle/ZqrPhvLuUqvGi4mr6

We can’t wait to see you shine!!

Inaugural Special Olympics Virtual College Championship Week kicks off!

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

Alex & Ashley Singleton featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Alex Singleton and his sister Ashley were on ESPN’s SportsCenter this morning to talk about staying in shape and training hard throughout the pandemic!! 💪🙌🦅


There are two videos from today’s segment and you can watch both RIGHT HERE, courtesy of Alex’s Twitter!


Part I: https://vimeo.com/526148724/a8ae676690

Part II: https://vimeo.com/526154425/1694361191


We know we say this all the time, but we can’t thank Ashley & Alex enough for everything they do to support our Special Olympics community!!


#InclusionRevolution | #FlyEaglesFly

Sheetz & Wawa team up to support PA Polar Pop!

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:

ABC 27: http://bit.ly/3ttJXxx
6 ABC: https://6abc.cm/36HUIlZ
Times Herald: http://bit.ly/3tsTLYA
Philadelphia Inquirer: http://bit.ly/2YH5i8o
Daily Local: http://bit.ly/39Pl5si
Penn Live: http://bit.ly/3cHrGXh
Your Erie: http://bit.ly/3cHrYxl