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
Athlete Registration: email@example.com
Postal address: Special Olympics-Special Olympics PO Box 317, 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.
A. Strayer Middle School Quakertown School District Starting Jan. 8,2019 6-7:30PM
Questions—Scot McClellan 610-442-3595 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Armstrong Middle School 475 Wistar Rd Fairless Hills starting Wed. Dec. 5, 2018 6 PM
Questions: Larry Donofry 267-246-4649 email: Larry.email@example.com
A. Central Bucks East High School Starting January 6,2019 --Sunday afternoons—
space limited-- priority will be given to athletes that can swim & want to advance
to higher level competitions
Questions-Cindy Walther email: Cindyw828@aol.com
B. Truman High School Starting—Tentative Wednesday night Jan. 9, 2019—
Questions—George Massimini email: firstname.lastname@example.org
C. Upper Bucks YMCA 401 Fairview Ave Quakertown Starting December 2, 2018 -
Sunday afternoons--space limited--
Questions--Gaye Beeco email@example.com or Stacy Pletz 484-633-1286
3. Track Some athletes will be training during their physical education classes in school--
if you have a question about your child's training please contact their teacher--
other training sites include:
A. Truman High School Starting—Jan. 26, 2019--Saturdays 9-10 AM
B. Central Bucks West High School Starting-- Feb.9,2019-- Saturdays 10-11AM
C. Quakertown Area Starting -- February, Saturday mornings
Questions: Heather and Harry Schmitt 215-541-4423
4. Power lifting
Starting early February--Sunday Afternoons--12:30 -2 PM New Hope Fitness space limited
Questions--Rick and Phyllis Arrowood--215-345-4090 (must be 15 years old)
. Ivy Hill— Perkasie--call 215-822-2515 ex.1 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training starts in January call the site directly to register space is limited
6. Softball – There will be no softball this year due to a lack of softball volunteers
Mill Creek Tennis Club Feasterville
Starting Monday April 1, 2019-- 5:30 PM
Feel free to contact:
Cindy Walter at email@example.com for more information on training
Linda Price at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on competition
Tom McNeill at email@example.com for more information on volunteering
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!
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.
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!
Send ALL check or money order donations to:
Special Olympics of Bucks County
ATTN: George Massimini
PO Box 317
Bristol, PA 19007
Special Olympics of Bucks County
ATTN: Kathy Reilly Adkins
341 Berkshire Rd.
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Text: 267 679-7800