Welcome to the Summer Games Families Page, where athletes and their families can get all the information they need regarding this year’s Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games
It’s important to us to be as clear about what we do as the water we provide communities in need. This list details a majority of our recent initiatives that we need your participation in.
Time a Race, Paint a Face
Start a Dash, Make a Splash
Come and Cheer
A Yale University study released in June 1995 confirmed what everyone associated with Special Olympics has been saying all along: Special Olympics measurably enhances the lives of those who participate. The results of the study suggest that Special Olympics has a direct and positive effect on the self-image of participating athletes and their ability to function in a social setting.
According to the study, Special Olympics athletes perform better at school, at work, and at home the longer they participate in the program. The study measured such social competency skills as the ability to live independently, hold a job, participate in community activities, and develop close friendships.
Although there are no known studies as to the benefits to the Volunteers, we like to use the "smile and return index (SRI)". Every year over 99.9999% of our volunteers leave with a smile and return the following year.
Special Olympics International
Check here for special announcements and schedule changes.
The 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games are right around the corner. This years games will be held on the Penn State University Park Campus the week of the June 2nd, 2014. We will need volunteers beginning Monday June 2nd through Sunday, June 8th.
Athletic Competitions begin on Thursday afternoon, June 5th and continue through the afternoon of Saturday June 7th.
On-Line Registration for the 2014 Games is now active. Please take the time now to volunteer by clicking on the button below to Get Involved!
Tommy Songer & Trish Weidemann
PA Summer Games Committee
Co-Directors of Volunteers