Aerie x Special Olympics = β€οΈ

Earlier this month, we were HONORED to have five amazing women & Special Olympics Allegheny County athletes join the Aerie fam in a recent photoshoot!! πŸ“ΈπŸ€©

Megan Dulski, Kallie McCarthy, Savannah Shavers, Emma Slezak and Kaylie Swider all modeled Aerie’s OFFLINE look in STYLE!! We spent the day at Riverside Park having a blast with the Aerie team, who then sat down with each athlete to hear their stories about what participating in Special Olympics means to them! Read more here: https://bit.ly/3eMMJs

We can’t say enough amazing things about Aerie and their values and mission toward making this world a truly inclusive place!

#InclusionRevolution

Eunice Kenndy Shriver’s 100th Birthday

100 years ago, Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born.
Her vision was bold. Actions brave. Legacy lasting. Achievements too innumerable for one post. As we mark her centennial, we wish those connected with the #InclusionRevolution across the globe a very happy #EKS100.

We also remind everyone that the work is not done, and her vision of an inclusive world is just as relevant and urgent today. It’s up to us to continue the #InclusionRevolution! ❀

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! πŸŽ‰


#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