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 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.
A. Strayer Middle School Quakertown School District Starting Jan 3, 6-7:30PM
Questions—Scot McClellan 610-442-3595 or firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Harry S Truman High School Starting mid November
Questions--Larry Donofry 267-246-4649 email@example.com
A. Central Bucks East High School Starting Sunday afternoons in January
*** space limited--priority given to athletes who can swim
and want to advance to higher level competitions****
Questions - Karen Fisher 215-353-1740
B. Truman High School Wed evenings Starting Jan 25, space limited
Questions - Lynn Wood 215-750-1034
C. Upper Bucks YMCA 401 Fairview Ave Quakertown
Starting Sunday afternoons Dec 5, 2016--space limited
Questions Gaye Beeco firstname.lastname@example.org
or Stacy Pletz 484-633-1286
Track **some athletes will be training during their physical education classes in school--
if you have questions, please contact their teacher**
A. Truman High School Starting Jan 28, Saturdays 9 - 10AM
Questions Tom Delaney 215-547-6183
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 Starting February Sunday afternoons
Questions Rick and Phyllis Arrowood 215-345-4090
Ivy Hill, Perkasie Starting January
contact this site directly to register; space is limited
215-822-2515 X 1 or email@example.com
A. Armstrong Middle School Starting Sundays in April
Questions Erin Keck 215-768-0672
Mill Creek Tennis Club, Feasterville Starting Thursdays in Spring
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All volunteers must have completed the online registration process: Volunteer questions email: Tom McNeill at email@example.com
Training questions contact Cindy Walther CindyW828@aol.com or 215-345-5294 or the contacts noted in the specific sports.
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
3535 Rockview Dr.
Bristol, PA 19007
Special Olympics of Bucks County
ATTN: Kathy Reilly Adkins
341 Berkshire Rd.
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Phone: 267 679-7800