Souderton Unified athletes visit D.C. for Capitol Hill Day

Yesterday, we had the honor of attending #SOHillDay in Washington, D.C. with an exceptional team of Unified athletes from Souderton Area High School.

Unified partners Jon Booz & Kevin Lezynski, as well as Vicki (Jon’s mom), Nancy (Kevin’s mom), Souderton’s Unified coach & PE teacher Bryan Fagan and our Chief Development Officer Tim Kerrihard made the trek to Capitol Hill to speak with various members of congress to advocate on behalf of Special Olympics athletes everywhere!

Throughout the day, they met with Rep. Madeleine DeanCongressman Brian FitzpatrickCongresswoman Susan WildGlenn ThompsonU.S. Senator Bob CaseyRep. Scott Perry, and Congressman John Joyce — with a special visit from Tim Shriver and John C. McGinley — telling them about their own experiences of inclusion at Souderton, as well as the importance of Unified Sports programs in communities everywhere.

We couldn’t be more proud of the important work they did in our Nation’s Capital and we were honored to have them represent Special Olympics Pennsylvania!

For all photos from this incredible event, follow this link.

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Special Olympics Pennsylvania

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

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