Special Olympics Bucks County
Special Olympics Bucks County

Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Special Olympics 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.

PHILOSOPHY

Special Olympics is founded on the belief that people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement, learn, enjoy, and benefit from participation in individual and team sports.

Special Olympics believes that consistent training is essential to the development of sports skills, and that competition among those of equal abilities is the most appropriate means of testing these skills, measuring progress and providing incentives for personal growth.

Special Olympics believes that through sports training and competition, people with intellectual disabilities benefit physically, mentally, socially and spiritually; families are strengthened; and the community at large, both through participation and observation, is united in understanding people with intellectual disabilities in an environment of equality, respect and acceptance. 

 

In Special Olympics it is not the strongest body or the most dazzling mind that counts. It is the invincible spirit which overcomes all handicaps. For without this spirit, winning medals is empty.But with it, there is no defeat.”                             Eunice Kennedy Shriver

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Electronic Contacts:

Administrative:  sopabcgeorge@aol.com

Training:  cindyw828@aol.com

Volunteer:   vctom79@verizon.net

Competition:  kookylady@msn.com  

Athlete Registration:  coynesearch@comcast.net

 

Postal address:  Special Olympics-Special Olympics   3535 Rockview Dr   Bristol, PA  19007-2554

Bucks County athletes and volunteers participates in 16 sports at 29 training sites throughout the county on a three season basis so basically we train or compete year round. Participants also have the opportunity to compete in invitationals with other county programs, sectional and state competitions within Pennsylvania, invitationals with other states, USA National Games and World Games. 

 

Summer/Fall Sports Training Sites:

 

Long Distance Running/Race Walking                            

              Starting June 12--Tuesday 5 PM                             

              Doylestown Area                                                                        

              Joan Arrowood 215-345-0690                                             

                                                                    

              Starting June 12—Tuesday 6 PM                          

              Garden of Reflection, Yardley                                                                    

             Jack Macknis 215- 431-6927                                               

                                                                                                              

              Starting June 10 Sunday  9 AM  or Monday  June 11  6 PM                                                      Falls Township Park                                                              

              Tom Delaney  215-584-1972 

 

Bocce                                                                                                     

              Starting June 16   Saturday Mornings                                 

              Central Park Doylestown                                                      

              Cindy Walther 215-345-5294                                              

                                        

              Starting July 7   Saturday 10:30                            

              Bensalem Municipal Arena                                                                           

                George Massimini 215-595-7799 

Soccer                                                                                                               

Tuesday  July 10                                                                   

Neil Armstrong Middle School                                            

            Wistar Road  Fairless Hills                                                  

Suann Maier  267-573-4262                                               

             Larry Donofry 267-246-4649 

 

Volleyball

              Starting   July 10th 7 PM

              Mason Mill Park   Southampton   

               Jane Mullowney 215-630-1790 

 

Flag Football

              Starting  Wednesday 6:30 PM May 23

               Neil Armstrong Middle School

               Wistar Rd, Fairless Hills

               Kathy Adkins  267-679-7800

 

This page is currently being updated -- check back soon for more sports                

 

                                                                         

                                                                                                               

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Support Special Olympics of Bucks County

Participants in Special Olympics of Bucks County benefit from expertise and experience of our coaches and institutional support. You can make this easier for us by offering a donation to heklp support our activities that inspire our athletes and everyone involved. Consider making a donation or volunteering today!

Volunteer & Watch Our Athletes in Action

Are you interested in volunteering for a particular sport or upcoming event? Please visit our State website's Volunteer Center to learn more about the training you will need to be a Volunteer at:

 

http://www.specialolympicspa.org/ways-to-help/volunteer/volunteer

 

 

Be sure to retain copies of your training certificates or confirmation emails.

 

Be an Athlete!

 

Become a participant in the Special Olympics of Bucks County. We accept new participants in our wide variety of activities over the course of the year. Find out about upcoming events and register for a team!

 

See our athletes in action on our gallery pBes and complete a registration form today!

Support Our Work!

Send ALL check or money order donations to:

 

Special Olympics of Bucks County

ATTN: George Massimini

3535 Rockview Dr.

Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215-595-7799

Email: sopabcgeorge@aol.com

 

Special Olympics of Bucks County

ATTN: Kathy Reilly Adkins

341 Berkshire Rd.

Fairless Hills, PA 19030

Phone: 267 679-7800

Email: kathy.r.adkins@gmail.com

 

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