Special Olympics Bucks County
Special Olympics Bucks County

Our Mission


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.


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



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. 


Spring Sports Training Sites:


          A. Strayer Middle School Quakertown School District    Jan - March, 6-7:30PM

                        Questions—Scot McClellan 610-442-3595 or smlellan@qcsd.org

          B. Bristol Township   November - March 6 - 7:30  Wednesdays

                         Questions--Larry Donofry 267-246-4649 larry.donofry@donofry.com



          A. Central Bucks East High School  January - May Sundays

              *** space limited--priority given to athletes who can swim

                     and want to advance to higher level competitions****

                          Questions - Cindy Walther 215-206 7123  cindyw828@aol.com

          B. Truman High School   January - April  Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 PM

                            Questions - George Massimini  215 595 7799  sopabcgeorge@aol.com

          C.  Upper Bucks YMCA  December - May  Sundays 

                            Questions Gaye Beeco grb123@verizon.net  or Stacy Pletz 484-633-1286


Athletics  **some athletes will be training during their physical education classes in school--

              if you have questions, please contact their teacher**

           A.  Truman High School January - May   Saturdays 9 - 10AM

                              Questions Tom Delaney 215-547-6183  tomandi1@comcast.net

           B.  Central Bucks West High School Starting Feb 11, Saturdays 10-11AM

                              Questions Joan Arrowood 215-345-0690

           C.  Quakertown Area Starting February, Saturday mornings

                               Questions Heather and Harry Schmitt  215-541-4423


Power lifting  ***must be at least 15 years old***

                 New Hope Fitness         February - April  Sunday afternoons

                                Questions Rick and Phyllis Arrowood 215-345-4090


                 Ivy Hill Farms  Perkasie          January - June 

                 contact this site directly to register; space is limited

                     215-822-2515 X 1 or info@ivyhillequestrian.org



             A. Armstrong Middle School     March - June   Sundays

                                Questions Erin Keck 215-768-0672



                  Mill Creek Tennis Club,  September - October / April - June

                                 Questions Dawn Renson 215-547-6890


All athletes must have a current complete medical on file with the local program before they can participate:   Medical questions email  Erin Keck  coynesearch@comcast.net


All volunteers must have completed the online registration process:  Volunteer questions email: Tom McNeill at vctom79@verizon.net 


Training questions contact Cindy Walther CindyW828@aol.com  or the contacts noted in the specific sports.



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:





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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