Monday, June 22, 2015

Selinsgrove Woman Saddles Up for World Games


Congratulations once again Amanda Swazey for being one of the chosen few to participate in the upcoming 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles!

Click here to read The Daily Item article about her upcoming participation.

Friday, June 19, 2015

ESPN: Phelps Clinic with LA2015 Swimmers


ESPN Reporter Amy Rosewater wrote: Michael Phelps is using his star power as the world's most decorated Olympian to grow the sport and teach children and young adults all over the world. And he spent Saturday (May 30th) at that same swim club to share the techniques he used as a youngster with five swimmers who will compete at the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles (ESPN, WatchESPN). The participants included Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes Janine Calabrese from Erie City, Adam Smith from Area M, and Assistant Aquatics Coach Mark Euliano from Erie City.



Pictured above are images of Michael Phelps with Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes Adam Smith, Janine Calabrese, and Assistant Aquatics Coach Mark Euliano.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Philadelphia Program Receives Robert P. Levy Award

Pictured above: Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia athletes Ian Capacio and Lisa Barbour (at left and right) stand with Taney Dragons Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia was awarded the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award as part of the 2015 Wanamaker Awards Luncheon at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on Friday, June 12th.  The award is presented to an individual or organization that has done the most to “improve the quality of life in Philadelphia through sports.”  This is the 20th year in which the award has been presented.

Our Philadelphia program was honored along with the Taney Dragons Little League team who captivated the city with the first female, Mo’ne Davis, to ever pitch a complete game shutout at the Little League World Series.  The Taney Dragons were awarded the John Wanamaker Athletic Award and Don Richardson, Director of the Philadelphia Blackhawks Athletic Club, received the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Sports Volunteer of the Year Award.

Local Community Revitalizing Special Olympics Program


Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Greene County program is up and running again after a period of inactivity due to a lack of volunteer support. 
To get involved in the revitalization of the Special Olympics of Greene County contact 724-833-6408 or email greenecountyspecialolympics@gmail.com.
Click here to learn more via an Observer-Reporter news article.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

High School Youth "Spread the Word to End the Word"


Help us raise awareness about the hurtfulness of the R-word by pledging and sharing your stories year round.  Visit http://www.r-word.org/ and check out the video our friends at Pottsgrove High School in Pottstown, PA created to help “Spread the Word to End the Word.”

Monday, May 18, 2015

"In the Game" with Special Olympics Athlete Brian Stulz

Special Olympics PA - Philadelphia athlete Brian Stulz was profiled in an awesome In the Game video produced by Penn State University’s CommMedia!  The video talks about some of his crowning achievements on the court, as well as skills that extend to other areas of his life.  Click here to view the video.

ComMedia is a 24/7 newsroom and multimedia production facility used by the best students in the College of Communications to prepare them for professional media-related careers.

Content produced by students is broadcast locally, distributed over an HD campus channel, and delivered via this website, psucommedia.com.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Athlete Leaders In Action!


Special Olympics Pennsylvania Athlete & Global Messenger Nicole Huya from Warren County speaks to United Way on behalf of her workplace BEi.