PSU basketball player pens children’s book with SOPA athletes

On Saturday, Penn State’s Men’s Basketball team will celebrate “Everyone is Awesome Day,” which will welcome individuals from all walks of life. As part of the celebration a children’s book created by star forward Lamar Stevens, in conjunction with LifeLinkPSU and Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes, will be given to the first 2,000 fans!

The book has been getting some amazing coverage in the media, check out the links below to read more about this incredible event!

Onward State: Children’s Book Highlight Of Lamar Stevens’ Service-Focused Senior Year

Daily Collegian: ‘A man for others’: Lamar Stevens’ children’s book epitomizes his career with Penn State men’s basketball

Centre Daily Times: Why Penn State basketball’s Lamar Stevens is all-in on a children’s book, set to be given out Saturday

Bocce at the Ballpark a huge success

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Unified athletes from Special Olympics Pennsylvania had the honor of joining members of the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Front Office for a Unified Bocce tournament at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia.

This “Bocce at the Ballpark” event featured Unified Bocce teams from Northeast High School & Parkway West High School paired with various members of the Phillies organization.

After a thrilling afternoon of bracket-play competition, the Parkway West team that joined forces with Phillies’ General Manager Matt Klentak, Gregg Murphy, Justin Chasmar and John Brazer took home the title!

After the games, the athletes were treated to lunch on the suite level followed by a tour of the ballpark!

All of these amazing photos are courtesy of Miles Kennedy/The Phillies.

Penn State Abington hosts SOPA athletes

During the first weekend of February, Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Bucks County athletes spent time at Penn State Abington, where athletes from a number of sports participated in a series of activities and events sponsored by Abington’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in the Athletic Building.

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