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   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. 

 

Spring Sports Training Sites:

1.  Basketball

           A. Strayer Middle School Quakertown School District   Starting Jan. 8,2019  6-7:30PM

                        Questions—Scot McClellan 610-442-3595 email: smcclellan@qcsd.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.donofry@donofry.com

2.  Aquatics

          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—

                space limited

                         Questions—George Massimini email: sopabcgeorge@aol.com

         C. Upper Bucks YMCA   401 Fairview Ave Quakertown Starting December 2, 2018 -

              Sunday afternoons--space limited--

              Questions--Gaye Beeco grb123@verizon.net 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

                         Questions--Tom Delaney--215-547-6183

            B.  Central Bucks West High School Starting-- Feb.9,2019-- Saturdays 10-11AM

                         Questions--Joan Arrowood--215-345-0690

            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)                

5.  Equestrians

           Ivy Hill— Perkasie--call 215-822-2515 ex.1  Email info@ivyhillequestrian.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

             

           

7.  Tennis

           Mill Creek Tennis Club Feasterville  

            Starting Monday April 1, 2019-- 5:30 PM

                        Questions—Dawn Renson--215-547-6890

Feel free to contact:  

Cindy Walter at cindyw828@aol.com for more information on training

Linda Price at kookylady@msn.com for more information on competition

Tom McNeill at vctom79@verizon.net for more information on volunteering

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

PO Box 317

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

Text: 267 679-7800

Email: kathy.r.adkins@gmail.com

 

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